Compare And Contrast The Great Gatsby

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The American Dream is something you shouldn’t sleep on. The American Dream, to me, is something that can’t just be handed to you, one must work hard for what they want in life. I may not be F. Scott Fitzgerald, but we do share some similar, and also different ideas as to what the American Dream really is all about. F. Scott Fitzgerald manages to define, praise, and condemn what is known as the American Dream by using great symbolism and other literary devices in his most successful novel, The Great Gatsby. A few similarities, or uniformities, F. Scott Fitzgerald and I have in common are that we both establish and portray vivid wording as to what one person can accomplish through unbroken and consistent hard work. Determined minds produce powerful wills. What that is saying is that if your mind is focused on the task at hand, then nothing can stop you. Another similarity is that by distinguishing the two Eggs, he has shown that one Egg ( West side ) has worked hard for their money and what their life is producing. Also, the East Egg is “old money”…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald and I only tend to disagree on a couple of minor things. Fitzgerald believes, in my opinion, that the East Eggers are more well-off than the West Eggers, and I would have to oppose to that statement because solid evidence from the text proves that Tom Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson have had affairs on their wedded partners. Not to mention that Tom also has shown signs of abusive behavior in his past. Fitzgerald stated “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy--they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money of their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” Meaning that the East Eggers have selfishly left their waste and have no care for the responsibilities of the community and just selfishly left their waste for others to clean up after them, which results in consequences of the American
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