The Role Of Myrtle Wilson In The Great Gatsby

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The American dream is defined as the land of possibilities, where mankind can achieve their dreams of wealth and recognition of being capable with no barriers; however, in a world where social order is essential, the ability to fit in with the upper class becomes more challenging. In Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the characters, Jay Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson share the same ambition of achieving the American Dream where Gatsby strives to fit into the upper class with the use of wealth to win the heart of Daisy Buchanan, whereas Myrtle is determined to obtain wealth and status through her love interest, Tom Buchanan, but ultimately, due to their social position in society, they are permitted from accomplishing the American dream.

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