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The Great Gatsby
A look at the theme of the American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".
# 49039 | 1,147 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 23, 2004 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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The American dream is based on the belief that America is a land of great opportunity, and if an individual works hard, he or she can achieve the dream. This paper discusses how F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "The Great Gatsby", is centered on the American Dream and shows Fitzgerald's disdain for the general idea of it.

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"The main character, Jay Gatsby, appears to be someone who has achieved the ultimate dream. He is rich and has all of the luxuries that money could possibly buy. However, he is far more representative of the death of the American dream, as he built his fortune by participating in organized crime and illegal dealings. Thus, he failed to follow the American dream guidelines. The narrator, Nick, consistently suggests that all the rich characters in the story are immoral in some sense, demonstrating that Fitzgerald considered the American dream to be somewhat of a fallacy."

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