Gatsbys American dream is seen by wealth as means of struggle in achieving the purpose of the dream, this is because his wealth produces the opportunity he needs in his attempt to win back Daisy. Fitzgerald exemplifies throughout his novel that people become vacuous by the pursuit of materialism and excess. This is seen through Gatsby’s actions regarding his wealth. He misuse his wealth in order to pursuit love and happiness and also to buy people. Jay Gatsby uses his money to throw extravagant parties, with the purpose of attracting Daisy’s interest.
We see the characters of this book go slowly wander from their path of finding wealth and love and enter a new journey of immoral actions. By examining Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom, one can see that the journey to obtain the American Dream results in fake materialistic behaviour, unhappiness, and death. By examining Gatsby, one can see that he did anything to get Daisy’s attention and make her love him. This leads him to be extremely careless about his money and himself. Gatsby throws huge extravagant parties, which is seen many time through the book.
The Great Gatsby is a well-structured story that represents the decline of the American dream in the 1920’s. Not only does it tell about the facade between the east and west egg, but also the dreams and hope that are corrupted by the false idea of their own utopia. Not to mention the Valley of Ashes demonstrates the wasteland of America’s obsession and waste that shows the ugly consequence that occurred. As the green light vanished, the rusty billboard saw the interactions that took place throughout a land full of dust. Ultimately the symbols represent a life that was unattainable to reach which led to a tragedy in the end.
First, F. Scott Fitzgerald proposes that the American dream is foolish. For example, Daisy is a wealthy socialite married to a man that comes from “old money”, and therefore, has achieved the American dream through marrying “properly” in society. Yet, she is very unhappy and insecure. She’s married to a man who doesn’t love her, nor does she truly love him. She loves him for what he stands for: privilege, wealth, affluence, social acceptability, class, and the finer things of life.
This quote for example shows that, “The one on my right was a colossal affair by a standard-it was a factual imitation of some hotel de ville in Normandy with a tower on one side spanking new under a thin beard of raw in, and a marble swimming pool, and more than…”(pg.11). This quote shows how wealthy Gatsby is, how his success was becoming rich enough to own a mansion, to impress Daisy and to win her back. Daisy wanted Gatsby to become rich to impress her so he mad money illegally, this eventually led to a failure. Another example that shows
They are not there to be looked at but they invite the viewers to look at them and become a part of it. They are empty containers that wait to be filled up with all kind of ideas and interventions. Andy Warhol himself was indifferent about his working process. He completely left out all personal presence. He abandoned every possible meaning could have existed.
For example, Gatsby lived a life “full” of people, but the quote “In his blue gardens...champagne and the stars” shows that despite all the people Gatsby hung out with he had no one who he truly could confide in or trust, he never actually connected with anyone (Source A). Having no one to talk to and/or trust leaves one to feel lonely as if they are
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a great American novel, which criticizes wealth in the American dream. Nick Carraway is the narrator who observes characters such as Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom primarily. Jay Gatsby wants the perfect American dream. He has worked most of his life to get the fame and wealth that will impress Daisy Buchanan. Daisy is his love.
His famous novel, The Great Gatsby show what happened to the American Dream in the 1920s. This is a time when vulgar pursuit of wealth corrupted the old values. Most of the characters illustrated in this novel came to East for the money, excitement and fame. Fitzgerald do not disparage the origin of the American Dream, but the corruption of the dream in The Great Gatsby. Hard work and belief self-reliance by Thomas Jefferson become the service of a vast, and vulgar by what Nick Caraway calls.