The Great Gatsby Essay

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The Great Gatsby Final Essay The American Dream has been Shattered The American Dream is a belief, a desire, and an illusion. In the 19th century, people all over the world immigrated to America hoping for a better life. They cherished this ideal that with their unremitting efforts and fighting spirit they can live a better life. However, the American Dream is a strong belief that everyone has the opportunity to achieve their goals and become rich and prosperous if they only work hard enough. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as the character of The Great Gatsby who cherishes a great aspiration of wealth and the desire for love to find a way to achieve his American Dream. However, this ideal American Dream is not realistic. The day he starts his American Dream forebodes the day of his end. Gatsby wants to search for his lost love. But now, three years has past, everyone could have changed. Money is not omnipotent, however, without money, nothing can be done. Gatsby tries his best to achieve his dream of wealth because he wants to win Daisy back and this dream actually succeeds. Gatsby is a West Egger who just recently receives his money. He lives in a splendid and gorgeous house. “…it was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden. It was Gatsby's mansion” (10). As what Nick describes, Gatsby’s house is nothing more than an immaculate symbol of his incalculable income. Gatsby uses the house in an attempt to win happiness and respect from his neighbors. Furthermore, Gatsby thinks that someday Daisy may be attracted by the beautiful house that he has. Not only is the house itself fabulous, the party that is held every week in Gatsby’s house is huge. “…no thin five-piece affair, but a whole pitiful of oboes

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