What Does The American Dream Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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The novel “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald symbolizes the corruption of the American Dream. The dream is represented by the ideas of independent man and women trying to accomplish their goals. The most corrupt characters are Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom. Gatsby’s desires has been isolated. His love and chasing for Daisy took over his whole life. He feels like he has to manage to the American Dream to accomplish his dreams, Daisy. Daisy was already rich and Gatsby wanted to get her back to give her anything she wanted. The green light where Daisy lived was a sign for Gatsby it was his goal or dream. It was a symbol representing Gatsby’s dream of having Daisy. Trying not live the fantasy life where he would never achieve it. It empowers the American Dream because it symbolizes hope, money, and jealously. In the other hand, Gatsby by following the American Dream for him would be like desiring and achieving for Daisy. But, he didn’t get what he wanted. Also, in the novel you can see that it talks about appearance versus reality on how Gatsby wants everything to look good for Daisy. Gatsby was blinded by the American Dream, as a…show more content…
Daisy finds out that Tom is hiding something from her. Tom and Daisy didn’t have a ideal relationship. Tom seems to abuse her nor seems to not care about her. She has everything wealth, love, and happiness tieing to the American Dream. Later on, discovering that she had nothing and she was corrupt for the dream. She has a child but doesn’t seem to care about her. “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’d be a fool- that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful fool” (22). The baby has to be a beautiful fool to be happy and successful. Daisy thought she loved Tom but it came to an end, she was only with him for the money. The chase for the American Dream and ideal man to be with destroyed Daisy’s
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