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.
“The Great Gatsby” is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, during the Jazz Age. The story is revealed through the eyes of Nick Carraway, a simple man that works on Wall Street and lives in the West Egg. Many of the characters in “The Great Gatsby” have deep and strong connections to the past. One of the main characters, Jay Gatsby, is someone who lives and dwells on the past throughout the novel, more so than any of the other main characters. Fitzgerald clearly shows Gatsby’s love and obsession with the past and with Daisy, and he does so by revealing Gatsby’s choices and judgements throughout the novel. The author displays this to the reader to help support and drive the main plot. Daisy was in love with
The Great Gatsby, a novel by Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its impossible goals. The attempt to capture the American Dream is used in many novels. This dream is different for different people; but, in The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is that through wealth and power, one can acquire happiness. To get this happiness Jay must reach into the past and relive an old dream; and, in order to do this, he must have wealth and power.
A story isn’t a story without a deeper meaning. This proves true with the book The Great Gatsby, a book set in the roaring 20’s where the American Dream was the only thing on everyone’s mind. Author F. Scott Fitzgerald dives into the downside of the American Dream and the problems it causes. Through imagery, flashbacks, and irony, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes of the complexities of the American Dream.
Wealth, material possessions, and power are the core principles of The American Dream. Pursuit of a better life led countless numbers of foreign immigrants to America desiring their chance at the vast opportunity. Reaching the American Dream is not always reaching true happiness. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby achieves the American Dream, but his unrealistic faiths in money and life’s possibilities twist his dreams and life into useless life based on lies.
The American Dream There is no set definition to be found anywhere of the true meaning of The American Dream. Any hope, dream, or goal pursued by anyone in the history of America is an American Dream. In modern times the accepted dream seems to be 2.5 children, a house with a white picket fence, and a perfect spouse. However, as it is shown throughout literature from the early days of America to contemporary times, the American Dream is not always so simple a concept. America was originally founded on the dream of freedom.
The Great Gatsby is a novel that written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. Nick Carraway who is the neighbor of Gatsby tells the stories among Gatsby, Tom, Daisy and Jordan Baker. Nick used to live in the Midwest, but he moved to West Egg, Long Island later. There he becomes the neighbor of Gatsby who is an affluent billionaire of West Egg, and Gatsby has connections with Daisy who is Nick’s cousin. When Nick first meets Daisy at her husband Tom’s house in East egg, Nick gets to know Jordan Baker who cheated on a golf tournament to win the game. However, as the story moves on, Nick was told by Jordan that Gatsby was in love with Daisy before, but they broke up since Gatsby was poor back then and Daisy did not want to marry poor boy, but until Gatsby becomes a billionaire they have never met again. Therefore Nick helps to arrange a meeting between Gatsby and Daisy. Since then Gatsby and Daisy get close again which causes Tom’s attention. Tom is a snob who possesses inherited wealth and has an affair. Tom and Gatsby starts fighting over Daisy. Even if Gatsby thinks Daisy has never been in love with Tom, Daisy claims that she loves both of them which surprises Gatsby. However, Daisy decides to leave Gatsby since she does not want to lose what she has right now——money, social position… On the way back to Tom’s house, Daisy was driving Gatsby’s car with Gatsby, and accidently Daisy killed a woman who turns out as the affair of Tom-----Myrtle. When Tom gets to know that his affair was killed, he first thought that was Gatsby who had killed her, and he misled Myrtle’s husband that Gatsby was the killer. Unfortunately, Gatsby was killed by Myrtle’s husband for being a wrong killer. In this book, a lot of judgments occur. Not only Nick judg...
The Great Gatsby is a story of the American Dream. The Great Gatsby is a view into the society of the 1920's masterfully created by Fitzgerald. In this society, the one and only Gatsby falls right into the middle. Gatsby is an exemplary example of one trying to live out the American Dream.
The American dream. Everyone has different opinions on what the American dream is. Their 'ultimate goal'; in life. The people in The Great Gatsby think they are living that dream, but I beg to differ. The only one who I believe is living out something close to the American dream is Tom, and I will prove so.
The American dream is defined as “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative”, yet many people in this day of age believe that this is no longer a plausible aspiration. Neverless, this demeanor is at the heart of the classic American tales of the highest and lowest points of the American spirit, making one question whether or not this fundamental dream is still worth pursuit. Though it is a path containing hardships and challenges, actively seeking to achieve what you desire is one of the most prominent life lessons throughout American literature, as evidenced through the Crucible, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Great Gatsby.
The government voted in the 18th amendment creating Prohibition making alcohol illegal, but not completely eliminating it. Prohibition caused wealth and corruption, this being depicted in the Story "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Jay Gatsby Turns to a life of selling illegal Booze in order to reach a higher social status.
Millions of immigrants flood into American with suitcases filled with nothing but hopes of achieving the American Dream. To walk down the streets paved with gold with golden cities in America: the land of opportunity became a universal dream. Unfortunately, when they arrived to America they were extreemly unhappy and disappointed because the streets are not paved with gold they are not paved at all and they have to pave them. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby emphasizes that this American Dream does not exist. The over rated American dream is just a big illusion it’s an unobtainable ideology that places hope upon its prey: purposeless, poor, damned from the start people like Gatsby and Myrtle and ultimately destroys them.
The freedom in self endowment has always been the fuel to the average American citizen and his drive toward success. In other words, Americans always strive to achieve the ever so revered American Dream. What is the American Dream? David Kamp describes the American Dream as "the idea rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that "all men are created equal" and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."(Kamp). The dream lies deeply rooted in American society and the very mention of it lights a passionate fire in the hearts of American citizens everywhere. The idea behind the dream is that if an individual has sufficient willpower, he or she has a fair chance of achieving wealth as well as the freedom and happiness that come packaged with it. Essentially, it offers the opportunity of achieving spiritual and material fulfillment. It promises success at the cost of hard work and perseverance. Over time however, this idea of attaining success through hard work and perseverance has been skewed into one which exploits greed and carelessness and The Great Gatsby is an excellent affirmation of this. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald derides the gradual corruption of hard work and perseverance in the American Dream by utilizing the motif of driving and incorporating it with the the ideas of greed and carelessness.
The pursuit of the American Dream has been alive for generations. People from nations all over the world come to America for the chance to achieve this legendary dream of freedom, opportunity, and the “all American family”. However, in the 1920’s this dream began to take a different form. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, unfolds what the American Dream really meant during the roaring 20’s. The Great Gatsby tells a story of the affluent Jay Gatsby and his dream of attaining the love of the married Daisy Buchanan. In this novel, Gatsby’s dream of love is unmasked and reviled as a dream of materialistic things. Fitzgerald shows that each character truly glorifies only money, power, and social stature. During the 1920’s, these things were the only thing people dreamt about. The symbolism in The Great Gatsby illustrates how the American Dream became corrupt in the 1920’s.
There have been many people whose success stories reflect the American Dream. Among these people is Richard DeVos who got his start by selling soap and distributing food products. Through hard work and good marketing, his business grew and turned into his own company called Amway. Through all his hard work, DeVos gained a great deal of money and became quite wealthy. A similar, but fictional story, is that of Jay Gatsby, whose central mission, to win Daisy, is the embodiment of the American Dream, the belief that anyone can achieve a solid career, have freedom to pursue their own dreams, and fundamentally in the values of optimism and hope.