The Importance Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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The American Dream is possible for anyone if they are hard-working, hopeful, and have perseverance. The characters in The Great Gatsby deem to make this true. They all have their different definitions and hopes of the American Dream. The characters all want to be successful and achieve their dreams in their own way. The characters all define these characteristics and try to make their dream come true. Jay Gatsby is someone who has everything that most people pine for, but the one thing that he wants most of all is love. He has been in love with Daisy for many years and lost touch after he went into war. When Gatsby went into war and they lost connection, he found out that she married a wealthy man named Tom Buchanan. He used his money and success to purchase something that could remind him of her, “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (78). Gatsby was then determined to think of a plan that would allow them to rekindle their relationship. He was talking to Jordan and wanted to know from Nick, “if you’ll invite Daisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come over…” (78). Gatsby had the hope of falling in love with her all over again. Jay Gatsby’s plan was awkward at first, but their emotions completely changed over time when talking again over tea. Gatsby and Daisy were brought back to the days when they first fell for each other. Nick commented about Gatsby, “He literally glowed; without a word or gesture of exaltation a new
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