The Great Gatsby Prompt Analysis

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Great Gatsby Prompt 2 Fitzgerald’s book, “The Great Gatsby” is a well known book nation wide. One of the very prominent themes in the book is the American dream. This is very interesting though because while reading the book you can see individuals American dreams; you also see their level of successfulness and the obstacles along the way to their goal. One of the main characters in the Great Gatsby is Gatsby himself. To me Gatsby shows the biggest story of the American Dream. Gatsby was a poor man that grew up in a farming environment. One day Gatsby decided that he wanted to be more, he decided that he was going to become someone who was rich and acted like they had always been rich. In a way he decided that he was going to hide who he really was and strive to be who he always wanted to be. In chapter six Nick talks about Gatsby and says this, ”I suppose he’d had the name ready for a long time, even then. His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people — his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God — a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that — and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.” (6-7) I

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