Grand Parties In The Great Gatsby

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Function: In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are many instances of parties throughout the book, thus making it a motif. The parties symbolize the fact that people can never achieve the American Dream, which for Gatsby is to attain Daisy. The American Dream has changed throughout the years from distorting the true purpose of it (achieving happiness) to a false goal of achieving wealth, in which people believe wealth equals happiness. Even though he throws grand parties, none of the partiers know who Gatsby is, and some partiers even make up wild stories to describe Gatsby’s mysteriousness. Most of these partiers are there simply to just enjoy the wealth and opulence, which they believe is the American Dream. The guests appear
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