Jay Gatsby Vs. Tom Wingfield

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Jay Gatsby from the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Wingfield from the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams both were not victorious in their quests for success. The Great Gatsby takes place in Long Island in the 1920s and The Glass Menagerie takes place in Saint Louis Missouri in the 1930s. Jay Gatsby is a rich man with a huge house but he never succeeded in getting his dream girl back. Tom Wingfield succeeded in traveling the world and finding adventure but he let his sister and mother down. Jay Gatsby went out with this girl named Daisy but after not seeing her for years Jay Gatsby goes crazy trying to make his life perfect for her. Finally, when Jay Gatsby meets Daisy again she is married and has a kid. When Tom Wingfield is young his dad leaves his family putting Tom into the position of being the man of the house. Tom constantly seeks adventure but his sister and mother need him. Tom eventually leaves his house and travels the world getting the adventure he wants but he has to live with the regret of letting his family down for the rest of his life. At the end of the novel The Great Gatsby by f. Scott Fitzgerald Jay Gatsby is in his swimming pool and he gets shot. Gatsby never achieved his American Dream because he spent most of his life living in the past instead of moving on. At the end of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams Tom Wingfield gets what he wanted by traveling the world. Tom Wingfield always wanted adventure instead of his boring life but he had a lot of responsibility at his house. In the end of the play Tom Wingfield doesn’t achieve the American Dream because he lets his family

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