Gatsby was extremely rich. He had a mansion and pools and everything anyone could want. The book showed how people of different classes don’t have the same morals. Tom is rich so it is okay for him to cheat on his wife and hit women in that time period. Gatsby on the other hand is rich but was poor so he was raised with morals.
The American Dream Everyone has an idealized version of life that they believe to be true. The common thought is that in order to live a worthwhile life everyone should have wealth, love and true happiness. This however is not what actually happens. These are fairy tale thoughts and everyone knows that fairy tales are not true. The American Dream can be achieved in different aspects by different people.
Chasing The American Dream For a long time, people have been migrating to America for the chance to find new opportunities. The United States is said to be the land of the free. It is seen as a country where citizens can choose their own path and create their own wealth. The opportunities are endless, which drives immigrants to this country. Everyone wants to live the “American Dream.” This is the idea is what drove Sam Zemurray to America.
But, in the article “The American Dream: Dead, Alive, or on Hold?” Brandon King states, “I believe that the ideals and values of the American Dream are still very much alive”(572). King believes that the dream is more alive than ever, that it’s not dying it is being reborn. Everyone has different points of view on the American dream, and nobody will ever agree. Everyone tries to make people believe that their thought on the American Dream is the right one. The economy, social status, and education are the main factors of the American Dream, both Herbert and King explain why they believe those factors keep the dream alive, or kill it.
Our freedoms are what set American’s apart from other countries. For example, the amendment is a great example of what I mean. Americans like me have the opportunity to a good education and receive a good career apart from some countries. American people of all different races and religious can live and work together because everyone is allowed an equal opportunity. Americans are united we take pride in our country.
"(Boon 65) In other words, Daisy is Gatsby's American dream. He believes that in this country, if he sets his mind to something, he will successfully get what he wants. Boon adds, “He assumes by obtaining wealth he will suddenly belong to her world” (Boon 85). By becoming rich, he thinks he will win Daisy. Boon says, "Gatsby's fate reflects the status of the American Dream" (Boon 65).
The Declaration of Independence gives us the opportunity to live the American dream. With Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, the Declaration change the way of life in America forever. It practically was a mascot for the United States. The lives of people today might have more trouble finding a solution to the American dream, but it is still a reachable goal for every citizen of the United States. The past 3-5 years have been particular tough on the people of America.
My Le Professor McNeil English 1101-113 6 October 2012 Paper 1 “Final Draft” The drive for a perfect lifestyle falsely pulls many people to America. Everyone views America as a place for freedom and prosperity. They come in search of the American dream but many just find a life full of greed. The American dream is known as a belief of gaining the flawless way of life through hard work and dedication. Each person has a unique take on what they believe the American dream is, but every person’s American dream has a goal of success and happiness.
In this book the thing everyone strives for is based off of superficial and materialistic goals, the characters all want to just become as rich as they can and mainly care about money and power. Fitzgerald uses wealth, irresponsibility, and materialism as symbols to portray that the dream is unachievable. Throughout the story, Fitzgerald suggests that the state of the American Dream is more hallow and shallow through each person. Jay Gatsby portrays a good example of the American Dream. He was a flashy celebrity who obtained wealth to impress the girl he loved most, Daisy.
The fundamental idea of the American dream is to find happiness in ones wealth and status. Although Gatsby requires money to be happy, his ultimate goal is to be with Daisy. With his wealth “Gatsby [buys] that house so that Daisy [will] be just across the bay” proving that uses his money only as a means to get what he truly wants which is Daisy (84). If he were truly living the American dream it would be the