Jay Gatsby is a handsome young man around his thirties. He is primarily described by Nick as a mysterious man who throws lavish parties almost weekly, and is desperately trying to reach the green light in Daisy’s dock. Gatsby resents poverty and strived for wealth through illegal means to compensate his situation. But that is not his biggest American dream, in fact, it is only one step to his dream. His dream is Daisy Buchanan, he dreams to have her with him in the end and he believes that in order for this to happen he needs to be wealthy.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, tells the story of a man of meager wealth who chases after his dreams, only to find them crumble before him once he finally reaches them. Young James Gatz had always had dreams of being upper class, he didn't only want to have wealth, but he wanted to live the way the wealthy lived. At a young age he ran away from home; on the way he met Dan Cody, a rich sailor who taught him much of what he would later use to give the world an impression that he was wealthy. After becoming a soldier, Gatsby met an upper class girl named Daisy - the two fell in love. When he came back from the war Daisy had grown impatient of waiting for him and married a man named Tom Buchanan.
it makes me sad because I’ve never seen such-such beautiful clothes” (pg.98).Gatsby believes his dream will come true because of all the money and nice things he has. The way that Gatsby becomes rich is in a way the demise of his dream. Gatsby becomes wealthy by participating in organized crime, including distributing illegal alcohol and trading in stolen securities. Daisy eventually learns about this and it is one of the reasons she will never again be with Gatsby. The other reason is Daisy a... ... middle of paper ... ...never I want to!
When exposed to the society during World War I, he becomes obsessed with members of the wealthy upper class, such as Daisy, whose voice is "full of money" (127). Finally, Gatsby feels that wealth is the only su... ... middle of paper ... .... A. Gatsby believed wealth would win acceptance, Willy believed being well liked would get financial success 1. "no real right to touch her hand" lacked real resources, "he let her believe that he was a person from much the same strata as herself" (Fitzgerald 156) 2. Well "liked ... you will never want" (Miller 33) B. Gatsby set concrete long-term goals, Willy looked for the quick fix 1. Gatsby developed self-improvement activities "elocution [and] poise," physical exercises, and the study of technology (Fitzgerald 181) 2.
After World War I ended, America appeared to be a promise land of opportunities for people who are willing to work for it. However, for some, it corrupted them as they set to reach the American dream by acquiring wealth for the only purpose to pursue pleasure. The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald showing that no one is unaffected by the corruption. This novel is seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway, who moves from the mid-west to west-egg to chase his American dream. He observes the people and events around him as he follows the attempts of his neighbor Jay Gatsby, to gain back Daisy Buchanan’s love.
F. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel, The Great Gatsby, tells a story about wealth, love, and the complications that come with them. The 1920s was a time of prosperity and the boom of new technologies. The goal of every man was to get wealthy and find a beautiful woman to settle down with or have an exciting life. Gatsby for instance isn 't the normal type of person to do that. The differences in lifestyles between Tom and Gatsby make the novel unique and interesting.
While the American Dream suggests that everyone can achieve the status and wealth they desire through hard work, Gatsby's newly earned wealth and lifestyle are looked down upon, due to which he desires to be married with Daisy, which can lead to him attaining his dream. The American Dream during the nineteen twenties is portrayed by the author as a dream merely restricted to the attainment of wealth and social class which had consumed many people including Jay Gatsby.
A common goal in American society now and one that was also shared in the Roaring Twenties is to obtain wealth. Gatsby is very set on this goal, while Nick does not care much about money or even his social class. Gatsby wants to obtain money so he can win over his old lover, Daisy Buchanan, who is of a higher social class. Daisy is Gatsby’s American Dream, and he tries everything to be with her. He thinks that if he gets wealthier and throws parties that he will attract Daisy to where he lives.
That his only motive for the things that he does, for the massive parties that he throughs, for working to become incredibly wealthy, is to have Daisy fall in love with him. Gatsby’s life is one that is incredibly lavish. It is full of expensive amenities many would only dream of having. But Jay Gatsby is not living this fabulous lifestyle for himself. He is living it for Daisy, and only for Daisy.
He tries to grab her attention by talking about money and he hopes that he will be more appealing if he claims that he is rich and successful. The American dream is all about money, which Happy lacks, so he pursues the dream in his own way -- by pretending that he is wealthy because he knows that he will never be. When Willy comes into the restaurant, excited to hear about Biff's meeting with Oliver, Happy encourages his brother to lie, saying "[Biff] told [Oliver] my Florida idea" (108). Once again, Happy believes that he will be worthless to his father without money. Therefore, he tries to mask his and Biff's failure with deception, in order to disguise the fact that he has not achieved wealth.