Essay On The American Dream In Of Mice And Men

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Variation of the American Dream Americans live their life to fulfill a crucial part of their life, the American Dream. The perception of the American Dream varies from person to person depending on what they hope to accomplish. In The Great Gatsby and Of Mice and Men the American Dream comes in various forms. The lives of characters in these publications revolve around their discernment of success. Jay Gatsby goes to boundless extents to have Daisy in his arms. Gatsby did not dream of having a hefty stack of money and a colossal house. He did not dream of having a fancy car and wear expensive clothes. Jay Gatsby did not dream of throwing extravagant parties that cost fortunes. Gatsby went to these great measures to earn the love of Daisy…show more content…
She wants money, social class, and material wealth. Daisy wants to be known as a lady of nobility that has acquired nice things such as an ornate house, fine clothing, and wealth of course. Also, Daisy wants her money to come from old money, not new money. “’I found out what your ‘drug stores’ were.’ ’He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter…” (Fitzgerald 133). Before daisy learns the real source of Gatsby’s fortunes she shows exuberant love for him. After Tom reveals Gatsby’s secret about his source of revenue, Daisy loses interest. After that night, they never speak again. If Daisy’s American Dream was Gatsby, she would have continued to love him. Daisy could not let her social status dive down because of the corruptness of Gatsby’s fortune. “Gatsby lied about his background, claiming to be from a wealthy family in order to convince her that he is worthy of her. Eventually, Gatsby wins her heart…Daisy promised to wait for Gatsby, but in 1919 she chose instead to marry Tom Buchanan, a young man from a solid, aristocratic family who could promise her a wealthy
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