Gatsby's Dream Analytical Essay

Gatsby's Dream
A discussion of the symbolism of the character of Jay Gatsby in Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".
# 2248 | 1,240 words | 2 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Oct 16, 2001 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses how F. Scott Fitzgerald?s character Jay Gatsby in his novel "The Great Gatsby" symbolizes the American dream of faith and possibility of a better life. This paper gives descriptive examples of this dream and how it is seen throughout the novel.

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"Jay Gatsby, the central character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" symbolizes the American dream. The American dream offers faith in the possibility of a better life. Its attendant illusion is the belief that material wealth alone can bring that dream to fruition. Through Gatsby, Fitzgerald brings together both these ideas. Jay Gatsby thinks money is the answer to anything he encounters. He has the best of everything. He has the fanciest car, the largest house, and the finest clothes. Jay has everything except the object he most desires, Daisy. Gatsby believes he can win Daisy over with wealth that he could achieve the ideal she stood for through his material possessions."

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