The Role Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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Haylie Garrison Mr. Kennedy English 11-7 March 28, 2018 American Dream In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the American dream in the 1920’s was very alive in the book. The love triangle, the mysteries, houses, parties, and the money all played a big role in the American dream. The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg played a role through the book for the people in the valley of ashes, that helped them through the broken dreams that everyone dreamed of. It represented the eyes of god and how it could fix the broken dreams that everyone wanted to be fixed and how the eyes see everything you did even when you hide things. The green light at the end of Daisy and Tom’s boat dock which was just to warn boats but to Gatsby that was representing his love for Daisy and hoping to be together one day before he went to war. The American dream through the book was dark but also happy with the the eyes of the doctor and the green light of love playing a big role. The way the American dream was portrayed in the book seems horrible, going down hill in every chapter. Nick the narrator of the book moves to New York to learn bonds and to see his cousin Daisy. That night after seeing Daisy and Tom the husband of Daisy, he sees a handsome man on his next door neighbors dock which he is Nick’s neighbor reaching towards the green light that is across the lake on a dock. The green light is showing that love during the American Dream was easy to imagine. This show that the American dream
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