Dreams in the Making

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A definition of dream is an unrealistic or self-deluding fantasy. The theme I chose for Great Gatsby is that many people have dreams, and are willing to give up their high priorities to make them come true. In my essay I will give you some examples from the book of the Great Gatsby then explain why it supports my theme. The first point will be about Jay Gatsby and his hope for Daisy and what he gives up to be with her. Another point Daisy and the things she gives up to achieve her dream. The final point is that the Valley of Ashes is a symbol of dreams that cannot be achieved. In Great Gatsby, Gatsby is a man that is new around West Egg. Early on the narrator makes the readers think that Jay is a man that no one knows anything of or about. But as the story progresses we soon realize that Gatsby is a very smart man willing to give anything up to get back with Daisy. When Nick gets invited to the party that Gatsby is hosting, he must know that something is wrong, because nobody is ever invited to Gatsby’s parties. Nick then sees Jordan and later on Jordan is asked to see Jay alone. When she comes back she tells Nick that he needs to invite Daisy to tea. Then Jordan goes on and tells Nick that she’s seen Jay before and it was five years ago when Daisy was hanging out with Gatsby. And now Jay has this unstoppable will for getting Daisy’s love back. When Nick finally realizes that the only reason he got invited to the party was just so Jay could get some sort of contact with Daisy. Finally when Nick gets Daisy to come to tea Jay is acting really awkward. When Daisy finally arrives its awkward. Finally when Nick tells Jay to be a man pretty much the things start going and we can see that something connects Jay and Daisy. "’If it wasn... ... middle of paper ... ... all dream to get out but are not able to. This shows that dreams are impossible to achieve. For example Myrtle dies trying to get out of The Valley of Ashes. “The valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and, when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour.” This quote on page 24 describes what The Valley of Ashes is to Nick. This quote is so helpful to my theme because the way Nick describes it makes it seem horrible as he describes it as depressing and dreary. With these three points I feel that I have supported my theme and have described how they support it. From Jay wanting everything Daisy has to The Valley of Ashes. Many people have dreams, and are willing to give up their high priorities to make them come true. Works Cited Great Gatsby
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