What Is Daisy Buchanan's Ambition In The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a novel that reveals Jay Gatsby's ambition to reach the American dream, which is an important theme throughout The Great Gatsby. The American dream is the idea that attracted people to the U.S, to have a new start in the land of the free. People believe that the American dream is an opportunity of comfort. Ever since his youth, Gatsby was determined to fulfill his goal. His main objective was to become an affluent man, and to win the girl of his heart, Daisy Buchanan. However, Gatsby gained his fortune corruptly, by being a bootlegger. With all the money Gatsby acquired, he was unable to secure Daisy back, and died miserably. Gatsby lost track of who he really was. In addition, his emotions backlashed…show more content…
He was tremendously unprivileged as a child, but always had drive and motivation to strive and become a successful person. Dan Cody, a rich millionaire found Gatsby at the age of 17 and hired him to be his steward on his yacht. Dan hired Gatsby because he saw a young man with tons of potential. While exploring the Country with Dan, Gatsby soon realized how much opportunity there was out there. Gatsby's always wanted to become rich, but his main reason in earning his wealth was to impress his love Daisy Buchanan, whom he met before he left to fight in WW1. Joining the war, Gatsby's love for Daisy ended and she ended up marrying a rich man named Tom Buchanan. When Gatsby returned from the war he had an obsession with Daisy and would do anything to get her back on his side. In order to get back with Daisy, Gatsby thought money and lavish living was key. He bought an enormous mansion in West egg right across the bay from Daisy’s place to try and get her attention. Gatsby viewed the green light across the bay as a sign of hope. When Nick says, “A cheerful red and white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay. The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door for a quarter of a mile, jumping over sundials.” (Fitzgerald 6), he explains the magnitude and prestige of gatsby's house. Gatsby obsession with Daisy got to such a crazy extent because whatever he did it somehow revolved around
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