The Role Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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Thomas Kasper
Mr. Vettoso
English 11

The American Dream

The American is an myth and an idea that people struggle for but can never be achieved. It cannot be attained because it is an endless race for perfection and better than oneself. People follow the American dream because they believe it has been accomplished before. And that all Americans believe that are we are all equal. The Great Gatsby is a novel where money is the center of the characters but that money couldn't buy happiness in the end for the characters. When immigrants started to …show more content…

When Daisy is living her American Dream with Tom her husband who has a lot of money because he was born into wealth like never working a day in his life. In Great Gatsby, everybody has there own American dream like Wilson's American dream was to make enough money and move away with his wife Myrtle to start a new life in a beautiful place. Myrtle's American dream was to become an upper class girl. Also you can tell the difference between the two towns of East egg and West egg by East egg having money and West egg not having that much money. Nick Carraway's dream is to consist of of mental value and the pursuit of …show more content…

However, the material part too easily achieved, is that people begin to lose their mental purpose. As a consequence of this, is that the society shows a decline in a mental life of its population, and their lives become lacking in a meaning and ideal way. For example, when Gatsby throws an enormous number of lavish parties where its wild extravagance and the shallowness and aimlessness of the guests are by no means implicit. Jay Gatsby did this all for Daisy to try to get her back in his

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