The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

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Introduction F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby”, is one of the few novels he wrote in 1925. The novel takes place during the 1920’s following the 1st World War. It is written about a young man named Nick, from the east he moved to the west to learn about the bond business. He ends up moving next to a mysterious man named Gatsby who ends up giving him the lesion of his life. After love circles with Gatsby and his cousin Daisy, lastly Jordan and gossip resulting with killings end up discussed over his experience resulting going back east. Through reading the book, it shows how the experience of selfness and World War 1 made the high social optimistic over their lives. It showed how they wanted to forget the past and build themselves back into their social class. Also, by the experience of Daisy and Jordan treatment from the men in the stories allows the reader to see how time still hasn’t changed how relationships work with men. This novel is a great novel to give an example on how reality is to people even the high class. Through the discussion of the passage, poem and scholarly article will show how the path towards the American Dream can turn into a negative or positive outcome in a person’s life. Theme When Mr. Fitzgerald wrote “The Great Gatsby,” he described the actions of the human society. In a certain way, not only did he describe and critic the high class but also the lower class, which ended up critiquing the American Dream. The American Dream was a idea give to believe that a human being should pursue being happy, wealthy, and loved which has cause any human being to go in search for this idea. All that is end up being found is the fact of having the illusion of having more material is to be happy than being happy by valuing what you already have. Gatsby would be a great example of not valuing his materials. He had everything he wanted – except Daisy of course – but he never used or appreciated the materials he was surrounded by. “You know, old sport, I’ve never used that pool all summer,” said Gatsby. He didn’t value anything but Daisy since the reason for everything he did was for her. It only leaves to question to whether he really loved her or wanted her wealth or maybe just even the accomplishment of having her.

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