Theme Of Corruption In The Great Gatsby

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The American Dream Corruption The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald contains many themes, but the one that stands out above all the rest is the corruption of the American Dream. The American Dream is the dream the each and everyone person can become successful in their own through his/her hard work. The Great Gatsby is about the 1920’s and what that time period did for the corruption of the American Dream. Fitzgerald shows this by showing Gatsby’s hard work, when values and goals are in the wrong place the dream get corrupted, and that after this corruption people are left with empty goals. Firstly, motivation was one of the things that made the American Dream pure. “ He stretched out his arms…and distinguished nothing except a single…show more content…
Gatsby himself became corrupt when his goals were turned to Daisy. “Her voice is full of money”(120). This shows that his goal is centered around money, not love. “That huge place over there?… I love it”(90). In this quote when Gatsby asks “Do you like it” its almost like he asking “You like it right, its big enough?”, which shows that he thinks that all Daisy wants is money, so her goals are corrupted. “He’s the man who fixes the World Series back in 1919”(73). This quotes shows that Meyer’s goals are so focused on money that he throws all his morals against cheating away. The result of the Corruption of the American Dream is that motivation to get someone’s dream is gone and they’re just left with empty goals. This is shown when Daisy says “ Do you always watch for the longest day of the year… I always watch… and miss it”(11). This quote shows the meaninglessness that the empty, rich, “old money” society has turned to. Another result is that, not everyone has the same opportunity so work hard and become successful in their own life, this is shown when Tom says “The idea is we don’t look out the white race will be utterly submerged. It’s all scientific stuff; it’s been

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