What Is The American Dream In Chapter 4 Of The Great Gatsby

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In the story, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main character named Jay Gatsby reached the American dream after he returned from the war, and he would start achieving everything else. The American dream is owning a house, a car, having a good paying job, and having a family. Gatsby is an example of reaching the American dream and having everything he wants. Jay Gatsby symbolizes the American dream by achieving all the necessary things, such as owning a house, a car, and having anything he wishes for. Gatsby reached the American dream after he returned from the war. The American dream can be reached by anyone that works hard enough and crosses through tough challenges. In chapter 4, page 65, the text states, “I am the son of some wealthy people in the Middle West- all dead now. I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors were educated there for many years.” Gatsby was raised poor and was brought to America for the chance to have the American dream. Gatsby had to work hard to reach what he used to have and keep on working to maintain his wealth and reputation. …show more content…

In chapter 4, page 61, the text states, “Once I wrote down on the empty spaces of a timetable the names of those who came to Gatsby’s house that summer.” Every time Gatsby has a party, he waits for Daisy to come, but she never does. Daisy’s name was not shown in the timetable the whole summer. Gatsby will not be able to start a family with Daisy because she doesn’t care about him anymore ever since she married

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