Essay On The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby – The American Dream

In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby tries to achieve the American dream which is wealth and status. During the process Gatsby tries to reinvent himself as a person to become good enough to get to his goal which is Daisy. Gatsby’s outcome turns out to be a disappointment.
The American dream is the idea that society has to be centered on money. The dream that Jay Gatsby is pursuing is with greed and also materialistic things. The green light we see at the end of chapter 1 is symbolized as the American Dream. Gatsby is reaching out his arms to the green light meaning he is trying to get to it. Green can be symbolized as money or fame.
On the other hand Gatsby wants to be a part of the so called “new money.” This is the only way he can get access to get what he wants which is Daisy. Gatsby is known for having magnificent parties and invites Daisy to them. In chapter 5 Gatsby has flowers and tea specifically brought over to Nick’s house for his meeting with Daisy. The symbolism of the weather in this chapter is very signi...
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