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  • Great Gatsby And The American Dream
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    The Great Gatsby and the 'American Dream " In Francis Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby the concept of the 'American Dream' appears in two ways. On the one hand Fitzgerald's view and imagination of the American Dream and on the other and, within the plot, Gatsby as the 'possible' personified American Dream come true. O: P / O: P Francis Scott Fitzgerald practically puts the notion of the American Dream on the same level as 'human dream'. But more remarkable is the fact that Fitzgerald's concep...
  • Gatsby's Dream
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    Gatsby's Dream Improvement, wealth, popularity, and love are only a few pieces of the American Dream. This dream has varying significance for different people, but in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby's dream is unfolded. Through improving himself with the wealth he acquirers, then gaining the popularity of various people with the extravagant parties he has, Gatsby hopes to gain the love of Daisy. But the most important part to this list is the fact that the American Dream is ...
  • Nick Towards Gatsby
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    Nick Carraway view on Gatsby In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the narrator is Nick Carraway. We trust the narrator. We take on his perspective. He becomes our eyes and ears in this story. In The Great Gatsby, Nick goes to some length to establish his credibility. He starts off right away by mentioning his upbringing by using his fathers words about his own advantages. Nick tries to tell us that his upbringing gave him the morals to withstand and pass judgement on an amoral wo...
  • Jay Gatsbys Dream 2
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    English Outline Thesis Statement: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck both portray the same views of the American dream in the struggles towards the dream, the protagonists determination to achieve the dream and the disappointment of failure to achieve the dream. I. Introduction A. What is the American dream 1. Description of the American Dream. B. Introduction of Books 1. Brief summary of The Grapes of Wrath and importance of characters 2. Brief sum...
  • Daisy And Gatsby
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    In Fitzgerald's Gatsby, Gatsby is not great and not Gatsby (his real name is Gate). He is a criminal who has involved himself with Wolfsheim. He has committed crimes in order to buy the possessions he feels he needs to win the woman he loves, who is another man's wife. Thus a central question for us, as the reader is, why is Gatsby a hero Why, does Fitzgerald invite us to cry out with Nick, "They " re a rotten crowd. You " re worth the whole damn bunch put together". In Gatsby, Gatsby is a hero ...
  • Gatsby's Dream
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    Fitzgerald could have entitled the novel anything, The Diary of Nick Carro way, The Exploits of the Easterners, Nick's Wild Adventure, but he chose The Great Gatsby. This leaves the reader with the question, "Why The Great Gatsby Why great' " Gatsby was not the most powerful man, he did not command the respect of millions or control a country. He was not the most famous man either, he was not a movie star or a renowned author. In fact, he only had three or four people attend his funeral service....
  • Realization Of His Dreams
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    In Search of a Dream / Clash with Reality A dream is a vision, a vision different for each man on the earth. Some dream of the past, events they cannot change, either with horror and shame at their choices or resting content in the preludes to their happiness and glory. Others, knowing their past, look to the future for their greatness or failure to come. One must be careful, though, that these dreams, past or future, do not obscure reality; that one doesn t only see what he wishes to see. The c...
  • Daisy's Feelings For Gatsby
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    During the 1920's Jay Gatsby had been living out what Fitzgerald calls the American Dream. Fitzgerald's American Dream through the views of Gatsby was to be very wealthy, have a sense of class, infinite capacity of hope, and wonder. Gatsby had sense of style that made him fit in to the upper class of society which again is part of the American Dream. The novel depicts how this dream has deteriorated in many ways such as wealth, materialism, Selfishness, being "used", easily empresses, cheaters, ...
  • Great Gatsby By F Scott Fitzgerald
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' / Gatsby's Desire for Daisy exploring why Gatsby had such an obsessive desire for Daisy. The writer purports that Gatsby began by pursuing an ideal, not the real woman. In fact, he could not recognize the type of person she had become since they last saw each other. Gatsby lives in a dream world and Daisy is part of that dream. As the novel progresses, however, Gatsby's feelings change. Bibliography lists Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby: The Role of Nick Ca...
  • Americans In Pursuit Of The American Dream
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    The statement made by Marius Bewley's critical essay "Scott Fitzgerald: The Apprentice Fiction", "Fitzgerald's ultimate subject is the character of the American Dream in which, in their respective ways, his principle heroes are all trapped". , can be justified through Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby and his short story "Winter Dreams". In both pieces of literature, Fitzgerald explores and comments upon Americans and their pursuit of the American Dream through Jay Gatsby and Dexter Gree...
  • American Dream In Wilson's Character
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    Fitzgerald criticized the American Dream in The Great Gatsby through Gatsby and Wilson, and symbols such as Gatsby's car. The American Dream is the pursuit of materialism, centralism, and idealized love. Gatsby's character partially fulfilled the American Dream, but kept on pushing for the final part of the dream, even though he had lots of money, he had to get back his true love, Daisy. The characterization of Wilson describes how he devoted his whole life to achieve the American Dream, however...
  • Gatsby's Dream
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    The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the corruption of the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to attain its illusionary goals. As the novel shows, the 20th century is a moral wasteland and a corruption of the original idealistic American Dream of the past. Fitzgerald's moral wasteland is shown physically in the "valley of ashes" scene of the novel. This 'dismal' and 'desolate' wasteland exists side-by-side with the white and unreal dream of Daisy and her ...
  • Gatsby's Dream Of Money
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    During the Jazz Age, the 1920's, the American Dream was formed by the upper class society. It was a dream of money, wealth, prosperity, the need to get rich quick, and the happiness that should come as a result of a booming economy. The American Dream was based purely upon materialistic things. The novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, illustrates the infatuation one man had toward his American Dream, his aspiration to fulfill it, the limitations America set on his dreams, and the disa...
  • Gatsbys Dream
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    In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the question arises of whether the American dream is possible or impossible. Jay Gatsby searches for this dream throughout his life and it ultimately leads to his death. The search started at a young age as we see when Gatsbys father shows Nick a copy of Hop along Cassidy, which contains the resolutions made by James Gatz for his self-improvement. Jimmy was bound to get ahead (182). These are the words of his father even after James left his family beh...
  • American Dream Forces People
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    The American Dream in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald sees the "American Dream" as something corrupt, and not easy to achieve. The "American Dream" is made up of a long social ladder, and it is often impossible to be accepted at the top of this social ladder. In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as a good example of the "American Dream. However, there is a fine line between what many think is the "American Dream, and what Fitzgerald thinks is the "American Dream. There is a differ...
  • Gatsby Dream
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    Gatsby pursued the American Dream, as all the other characters pursued the American Dream, though he went to greater lengths to achieve his own personalized version of the American Dream. Gatsby however did not turn out alright in the end. Gatsby realized that what he had always dreamed of, was unrealistic and not what he wanted, when he achieved it. The American Dream is defined as an American ideal of a happy and successful life to which all may aspire, and that everyone in the United States h...
  • Wrong With Gatsby's Dream
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    Fitzgerald seems to be saying that what keeps Americans going as individuals is the belief in that dream, and so they struggle like Gatsby to attain it. But they are like "boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past". Americans row and row against the current of time, trying to get back to that dream, bearing themselves backward like Gatsby, who believed the past could be repeated, but doomed by the hand of time to failure. Whether Fitzgerald believes Americans can recapture ...
  • Daisy's Love For Gatsby
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    "The Destruction Of The American Dream' Essay", The Destruction Of The American Dream'? The Destruction of the American Dream? In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main theme is most directly related to the American Dream. The American Dream is based on the idea that any person, no matter what they are, can become successful in life by his or her hard work. The Great Gatsby is about what happened to the American Dream during the 1920?'s, an era when the dream had been corrupted by th...
  • Gatsby Closer To His American Dream
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    Great Gatsby By: Katherine The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, deals with the difficulty of attaining the American dream. The American dream is different for every individual, but Jay Gatsby, the main character of the novel, believes the American dream is eternal ha in ess through love. Gatsby thinks the only way for him to reach the American dream is to harness his old dreams of the past with Daisy. Gatsby exploits wealth and power to reach this goal. The novel uses love, an unusu...
  • Corruption Of Gatsby's Dream
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    Essay: The Great Gatsby What is the "American Dream'? How does the characterization of Gatsby in the Great Gatsby represent and undermine it? Although "The Great Gatsby' is filled with multiple themes such as love, money, order, reality, illusion and immorality, no one would probably deny that the predominate one focuses on the American Dream and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its illusionary goals. The attempt to capture the American Dream is the central of this novel. This can be e...

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