Why Is The American Dream Important In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby “There eyes met, and in instant, with an inexplicable, only half conscious rush of emotion, they were in perfect communication” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, we read the romantic tragedy of the puzzling Jay Gatsby and beautiful Daisy Buchanan through the eyes of Nick, a common friend and young businessman. Their story would make anyone reconsider what love really means and who really means it for the right meaning. Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby to show that in relationships, love or compassion does not necessarily imply a sense of commitment to a person. The Great Gatsby has many themes, the most significant one is the American dream. The American Dream is someone starting low on the economic or social level, and working hard towards wealth or fame. By having money, a big house, an expensive car, nice clothes and a wealthy family symbolizes the American dream. Great Gatsby is a story that shows what happened to the American Dream in the 1920’s, which is a time period when the dreams became ruined for many reasons. The American dream not only causes problems but has caused destruction to many people relationships. In my opinion the characters…show more content…
She married Tom because, he had money and she knew she could get whatever she wanted. Daisy still cared about Gatsby but, since he wasn’t there at that time she went ahead and married Tom for his money. Gatsby returned back home and was still madly in love with her. Daisy started an affair with Gatsby after she saw all the money that he had, and how much he was willing to spend on her for her “love”. Sure she “loved” him, but it was only for his money and his status. At the end of the story after Gatsby is killed, Daisy goes back to Tom who she really doesn’t love it’s just for his money. Tom stays with Daisy because of the attention she brings them. The American Dream was achieved by Daisy through corruption and
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