The Great Gatsby - The America


The American dream. Everyone has different opinions on what the American dream is. Their “ultimate goal” in life. The people in The Great Gatsby think they are living that dream, but I beg to differ. The only one who I believe is living out something close to the American dream is Tom, and I will prove so.
The many different characters in this book act as if they’re having the time of their life and so forth. That is so only on the outside. If you look carefully at the person inside, you can see that they aren’t so happy-go-lucky as they seem. A good example would be Daisy. Sure, she’s pretty and so forth. However, her flaw is that she is attracted to money. ...

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why she did not live the American dream. The American dream is all about happiness. I believe that if you are happy with what has happened with you in life, then you have lived the American dream. Sure Daisy seems happy, but inside she went through 5 years of hell.
My second example is Gatsby. There could not be a better example of someone who has lived a life that is a total opposite to American dream. How did he become rich? He was a bootlegger. He got his money illegally. What did he concentrate on for the past 5 years? He arranged parties and gatherings to try to get close to the only thing that gave him a meaning to live: Daisy. Was he ever happy during that time? I highly doubt it. He had fun, bootlegging and making money and getting together with lots of so called “friends.” All just to get close to Daisy. Did he even succeed in winning her? No, and that’s the point. He was unsatisfied with life and in the end, someone had killed him. It wouldn’t have ...

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