The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Nick and Gatsby connect to the American Dream through love, wealth, and social class. The American Dream is that every American has an equal opportunity to achieve the goals he or she desires and prosper through hard work. The American dream is common amongst all people, but everyone has their own perspective of what they think the American Dream means to them. No matter how different their view of the Dream is everyone is entitled to reach their own. The American Dream allows the freedom to live in accordance with one’s values, even if those values are not widely accepted. In America based on these principles, an individual no matter what race, gender, etc. can live life however he or she choose to. Some Americans may be poorer than others, and…show more content…
On the other hand, some foreign people view the Dream as having freedom to live life, and equal opportunity. Over time its meaning has changed. In the beginning you had to work hard to have the finer things in life rather than the hope that you’ll become rich by not doing much. If you didn’t succeed it was because you failed at not working hard enough. Even if one were to achieve the American Dream, it doesn’t guarantee them being happy and content. According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, if you worked hard enough the American Dream is achievable, but after achieving your goal you still aren’t happy. In the book ‘’ The Great Gatsby’’, Jay Gatsby is an example of not achieving his American Dream. In the beginning Gatsby didn’t have much at all, he basically had nothing. Falling in love, he did everything in his power to win his love Daisy over. But money was the sole reason of them not being together, so Gatsby made sure that he wouldn’t be without money. He became wealthy from illegally selling liquor. Even after becoming wealthy Gatsby was still unable to win
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