The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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What does the American dream mean to you? Is it the ability to be treated equally? The ability to become wealthy? Is it the ability to own a nice home and stay united with your family? Or perhaps it might be the ability to get your dream career? The American dream is common to everyone but has different and unique views for every individual. With hard work and dedication, the American dream is still achievable today, however, it isn't fair for everyone. First off, in The Great Gatsby , we are introduced to many hopes and ambitions that the main characters each try to achieve. Gatsby had the stereotypical American dream, to get rich as possible. We learned that one part of Gatsby's dream was to win Daisy's heart back, leading us into the…show more content…
Based on your race, you can have limitations in achieving your dream. It is proven that certain groups have to overcome certain obstacles through hard work to be able to move on and live their dream. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. wanted equality between races. His dream was to see his children treated equally amongst all races. All throughout our childhood, we learned about the horrific situations that MLK had to deal with in order to make sure his dream came true. In the article, “Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography”, it states,“During these days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse, but at the same time he emerged as a Negro leader of the first rank.” He put in hard work, dedication, and hope into everyday and was able to succeed in his dream. Yes he had a longer path to take, however, he stood for what he believed and achieved his
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