A Comparison Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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Nowadays, more and more people are trying hard to seek a job in America since they believe that the American Dream could help them to succeed, to search their own value of life, such as Amy Tan. Nonetheless, does that actually work? Why not searching the answer from “The Great Gatsby”? This novel was written in 1925, about how the American Dream goes up in smoke that reflects from the representation of the main character, Jay Gatsby. The young general Gatsby met his beloved person Daisy Buchanan at a dance party and they fall in love so deeply. But he has to leave and Daisy promises that she will wait for him coming back. However, she gets married with a successful businessman Tom Buchanan. He spends his whole life pursuing Daisy but the tragic…show more content…
However, her scary feeling and pursue of the status keeps her away from the event as well as Gatsby. At last, Gatsby is killed by the dead woman’s husband, with few residual impossible dream. What’s interesting, Gatsby and Daisy are the reflection of the author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. When F. Scott Fitzgerald’s was still young, he went to St. Paul academy in 1908 and his first saw his article was published in school newspaper. At Newman School in 1909, he met Father Sigourney Fay who found that he had talent in writing and encouraged him to keep writing. To improve his writing skill, he attended Princeton University in 1913 and became friends with some people who would be some famous writers. F. Scott’s reputa-tion was extremely high during the Jazz Age. The decade of the Jazz Age was his most bril-liant period during his lifetime; but his career was on the decline later and never rose again. Nevertheless, his wife was a mammonist just like Daisy in the novel. She used to refuse F. Scott Fitzgerald’s courtship because he did not have the amount of money that she…show more content…
When Mr. Fitzgerald’s writing career was on a decline ten-dency, she was not satisfied any more and practiced dance everyday which caused her psy-chosis to break out. Their daughter had to get into the best school and wife had to enter the best hospital. Mr. Fitzgerald eventually could not hold the pressure any more and began to drink excessively. He passed away because of the heart disease caused by the excessive drinking in Hollywood, Los Angeles at forty-four years old. In the novel, Gatsby’s love to Daisy is a symbol of the young men ’s pursue to the American Dream. He spends five years to be rich but he feels empty at last. The dream is not alive, it’s just a desire with-out ideal. With the unlimited desire of the status, the American Dream will be distorted one
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