Unrealistic Dream In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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Everyone is always chasing a dream they have, hoping one day that they will get it or it will come true. Sometimes this might not be the best case because if someone 's dream comes true, then what is next? In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays a man, Jay Gatsby, who will never attain his dream to be with a girl, Daisy. Fitzgerald shows that unrealistic dreams will not be achieved; they are supposed to be practical and attainable because if the dreams are unrealistic, then they will never be reached and will cloud reality. Gatsby failed to realize that his dream was unrealistic. Before he left for war, Gatsby attained his dream. He was happy, but he did nothing to keep his dream and did everything to lose it. Gatsby failed to dream again and to strive for a new dream. This lead to him thinking everything was perfect and heading off to war, leaving Daisy behind. When he returned, he still had the same dream that he had once accomplished, but it had become unrealistic because Daisy was married. Gatsby’s dream began to cloud his reality and he didn’t give up on it. Despite it being unreachable, Gatsby’s dream continued to be very important to him, as he felt “that if he had searched harder, he might have found her” (152-153). He didn’t know how to win Daisy over, but that didn’t stop him from trying and searching. If Gatsby had created a new dream once he had Daisy, then he would have had something to look forward to and something to strive for.
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