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Many longed to be rich and to become a member of the upper class. Although this was the dream for many Americans of this time, it seemed almost impossible to become a part of this social elite unless born into it.
Fitzgerald criticizes the American Dream by creating characters from new money, old money and the working class, who all fail in gaining life, freedom and happiness. This is a critical period where the view of the American Dream has been transformed from the ideal dream to a materialistic dream.
The old American Dream before corruption allowed you to gain wealth, power and high status through hard work and dedication. However, times have changed, so do values. The American Dream transformed into the materialistic aspects.
Materialistic possessions determine success which shows corruption has taken root in society. Fitzgerald creates the tumultuous twenties by showing the division of classes. He does this by showing to the readers where the new money lives and where the old money lives.
Fitzgerald talks about how people from the more wealthy side of town, East Egg, have more rights and are treated with more respect than those from West Egg. The main character Jay Gatsby lives in West Egg implying that he has not been able to complete his transformation into a member of the social elite.
He tries to fulfill his American Dream by trying to fit in with socialites. Gatsby first met Daisy in Louisville in ; Gatsby was immediately taken with her because of her wealth, beauty, and charm.
Realizing that Daisy would reject him if she knew of his poverty, he decided to lie about his past and his circumstances. Before Gatsby went off to fight in the war, Daisy had promised that she would wait for him.
But she broke her promise, she got married to Tom Buchanan, who was her social equal and the choice of her parents. Gatsby was devastated when he found out that Daisy was now a married woman so he decided to become a bootlegger.
He started making a lot of money because prohibition was started. Then he decided that he was going to move right across the bay from Daisy and Tom.
When Daisy saw Gatsby again she had realized that she still had feelings for him. Gatsby showed her his grand house and she was impressed by it.
The two ex-lovers began to re-establish their old feelings for each other and Gatsby began to plan their future. Gatsby saw himself as a failure when Daisy had chosen Tom over him.
Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald shows how dreams are ruined, no matter what the dreams consist of, money, social status or just simply to be happy or loved. Fitzgerald also shows that the failure of the American Dream is inevitable in a sense that nothing can be as perfect as one could imagine.
Tom and Daisy Buchanan, the wealthy couple, seems to have everything they could possibly want. However, they are still unhappy because their lives are empty and without purpose.
Despite the fact that human beings will inevitably fail, we are still full of hope and optimism. Throughout the whole novel Gatsby hopes that he will be reunited with Daisy one day. That hope keeps him going and gives him a purpose to achieve his American Dream. Nick stated this as a conclusion to the novel The Great Gatsby by F.
Scott Fitzgerald and I believe that it still today represents a great summary of how we treat our hopes and dreams and how we find our own ways to follow them and pursue them. Some authors point out that: In the same way that Nick constructs a history of Gatsby through the telling of his narrative, so too has America been invented and reinvented by each generation.
Campbell and Kean, For Gatsby there was a belief that the past could be repeated and recovered. He tried so hard to get Daisy back that he lied, stole and did many illegal things to get a house across the bay. On the other hand, Nick dreams to return to another age when mankind settled in the New World hoping to find a better life there.
This dream, for Nick, connects Gatsby with Columbus and represents the moment in which mankind arrives at a place full of opportunities and new beginnings. The new continent offers the last great hope for mankind to make a fresh start and correct the mistakes of the Old World.
It is a world of glamour and corruption, of struggle and contradiction. The world in which Gatsby lives is corrupted but it is also glamorous. He holds big parties, wears fancy clothes and flaunts his wealth.For Putnam, the American Dream -- which he says means opportunity for all -- is in trouble.
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