America is epitomized by the world to be the incarnation of “the land of opportunity.” As such, America is a magnet for all those ambitious enough to travel to a foreign country and start their lives anew. Al Capone, who was a first generation American, asserts that the American society allows anyone, re...
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... in the pool that he’s “… never used all summer”, despite the fact that he’s lived there for a considerable time (Fitzgerald 153). Gatsby’s desire to finally bathe in the pool depict the fact that he has been so absorbed by his one single dream that it has completely blotted out any other aspect of his life. Jay Gatsby could only “… live in a world with a single, consuming mission [in life]”, a world where that one dream is “…act[ed]… on by ‘a willingness of the heart’” (Callahan 2). Since his motivation was only for that one single dream, he only seized the moment and took his opportunities in order to fulfill that specific dream only and when it was taken away he was left with little purpose in life. Gatsby is killed because he is unable to live on without the one thing that has enveloped his entire adult life and gave meaning to everything he held dear, Daisy.
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