The lavish parties he had to hide the emptiness in his life. He idolize Daisy liked he did the wealth. Gatsby never realize daisy was not impressed by his materialism Daisy was dealing with reality and Gatsby was dealing with turning his life into something he wanted it to be. And in the end Gatsby lost everything he was trying to gain at no matter what. The book is a revelation on how thing was in the roaring twenties and the attitude of rich people.
Nick reflects that just as Gatsby’s dream of Daisy was corrupted by money and dishonesty, the American dream of happiness and individualism has disintegrated into the mere pursuit of wealth. Though Gatsby’s dedication to transform his dreams into reality is what makes him “great,” Nick reflects that the era of dreaming—both Gatsby’s dream and the American dream—is
One might say it is evident Gatsby has attained the American Dream by looking at his possessions, such as boats, cars, a big house, and lavishing riches. But, others might argue Gatsby only possesses the materialistic dream. Fitzgerald makes an allusion to Benjamin Franklin’s work and presents his schedule (Fitzgerald, 173). The schedule which Franklin created was his goal to save time, meet his expectations, and try to achieve perfection. But, he knew achieving perfection was impossible, yet he believed trying to achieve moral perfection is what the true American Dream is all about.
Whether their money is inherited or earned, its inhabitant are morally decadent, living life in quest of cheap thrills and with no seeming moral purposes to their lives. Any person who attempts to move up through the social classes becomes corrupt in the process. * Fitzgerald explores much more than the failure of the American dream- he is more deeply concerned with its total corruption. * In the final pages of the novel, the sweep of American history is alluded to in the landscape itself, as Nick is about to leave the Long Island. The fresh, virginal country that “Dutch sailors” first saw is evoked, reinforcing the magic of American promise.
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia reiterated what I think some people think is happiness, when in reality it is the complete opposite. Money cannot buy happiness, money cannot buy friends and family in life, which ninety nine percent of the time is what brings you happiness in life. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid isn’t my favorite type of book, and probably wouldn’t run back to read it again or another one like it. However Mohsin Hamid does make good points, and there are some things to learn and take out of the book. I do see why the assignment is to read a book like this, because it ties together the lesson we have been talking and reading about all semester.
He is never satisfied with what he has and once he acquires what he wants he moves onto another dream. Such as after he changes his name and starts a new exciting life he dreams of being rich and powerful, then his dream is to win over a lost love and even after he has won over Daisy he still wants more from her which she is incapable of giving. Through Jay Gatsby’s tragic story, Fitzgerald is suggesting that the American Dream is unattainable if rooted in greed. Hickey suggests that he is also implying a warning to not future generations, “The Great Gatsby might be interpreted as a warning not only to Fitzgerald’s generation but to future generations as well. Beware of pursuing that “orgiastic future” with too much fervor; one might well be destroyed by it, just as Gatsby is.” (Hickey
The American Dream Ruined The American dream was originally supposed to be prosperity, success, having a family, and being able to provide for that family without worry. Money was acquired through hard work and honesty, but The Great Gatsby presents an entirely different perspective on this dream. One example from the book is the way Gatsby gets his money--through bootlegging. He steped completely out of the guidelines of the American Dream. The American Dream was not meant to be corrupt, but during the 1920s, people like Gatsby used organized crime and other immorally wrong ways to gain their wealth.
Thesis: The discovery of one’s true self of the inability to accept one’s true self has consequences. Proven: Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby’s lives take unhappy turns. Nick in searching for a better /new life goes back home and Gatsby dies Arguments: Unhealthy obsession with the wealth and status of east eggers, distorted self image, moral neglect BODY Unhealthy obsession with the wealth and status of east eggers Idea 1  Gatsby: he uses wealth as a tool because he is pining for daisy, an East egger. He thought up a a life story and acquired wealth in hopes to be accepted in status among the east eggers, all in hopes of being good enough for Daisy Idea 2 Nick: he is attracted to the fast-paced, fun-driven
“The Great Gatsby” The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, focuses on America in the 1920’s and an American dream based on wealth and material excess. Fitzgerald shows that in the 1920’s social and moral values were decaying because so many people were indulging in vain and unrealistic pleasures of the world. Through the mindset of conspicuous consumption among Americans, people were overly concerned about wealth and social status. All three characters are examples of this mind set and it is why Daisy is unable to sacrifice her privileged social status with Tom to be with Gatsby. Her relationship with Gatsby was defiantly closer to the definition of love, but because of where her heart really is, she’s better suited for Tom.
This reveals the tragic side of the American Dream, where it does not bring anticipation, but affliction. In contrary to this, the play also demonstrates the prosperous version of the American Dream, through Willy’s brother, Ben, whose wealth is an example of tangible success.Ben is not alive and is a figment of Willy’s troubled imagination. He gloats and says, ‘Why, boys, when I was seventeen I walked into the jungle, and when I was twenty-one I walked out. And by God, I was rich!’ The material wealth and pervasiveness of capitalism in American society drives Ben into giving up his intention of looking for his father, and instead, flourishing economically. Willy associates Ben with qualities that he himself severely lacks Realtiyvs Illusion Willy has dreams of material success, notoriety and has a misguided notion of the American Dream.