The Hopeless American Dream In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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The Hopeless American Dream
Human Nature is inherently corruptible. We take naturally good things and we twist them until they take on a different meaning entirely. To me, the concept of the American Dream should be food for a starving man, and warmth for a cold one. It should be someone being able to acquire something that they don’t have, but desperately need. Some might say the Dream is the stereotypical nuclear family living in a quaint house with a white picket fence, or the opportunity to be whoever or whatever one wants. During the early 20th-century, the American Dream was arguably the most twisted version of itself that it has ever been. During this time, the average man’s goal was simply to amass as much wealth as he possibly could. Some men went as far as compromising their moral integrity to do so. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, he demonstrates what the Dream was like in the early 20th century, criticizing its development from the Colonial era, and provoking a comparison to the modern Dream. While these versions of the Dream are all different in their own way, all of them have a common flaw. Due to our corruptible human nature, we as a species cannot be happy with what we have. We always want for more and can never be sated. Due to our nature to lust for more, the American Dream can never be fully realized.
The Dream started back before America rose from tyranny. The people were being oppressed left and right, nobody had any free

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