The Theme Of American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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There are many themes exist in the novel of The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. The most significant theme in this novel is the American dream. The meaning of the American Dream is someone who starting low on the social level or economic, which then working hard and try their best towards wealth and fame. In other word, it stand for one’s independence to strive in order to achieve desired wealth and fame with hard work, but it ends up being more about selfish and materialism pursuit of pleasure. American dream is achieve when a person having a car, money, big house, happy family and nice clothes. The dream is represented by the ideas of a self-sufficient man or woman, who works hard to achieve a goal to become successful. Based on the novel of The Great Gatsby it shows about what happened to the American Dream in the 1920’s, which is a time period when the dreams became corrupted for many reasons. Not only the corruption of American Dream that happen in this story but American Dream also has caused destruction and can be seen through Daisy, Myrtle and Gatsby.
The theme of American Dream can be seen through Daisy’s hope for happiness. Daisy, is a woman which born and married to wealth and she has no values and no purpose in life. Her hope of happiness seems dull when she realizes that she is marrying the wrong person. Early in the novel, Daisy finds out a secret that Tom his husband hiding something from her. Jordan says, “She might have the decency not to telephone him a
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