The core ideals of the American dream come from self-reliance and hard work; Gatsby did almost the opposite while trying to reach his goal. He was not born into money, and didn’t earn his money in a noble way. “’A lot of these newly rich people are just big bootleggers, you know’” (Fitzgerald 107). During prohibition, Gatsby and his friends sold alcohol illegally to get rich quick. Tom Buchanan eventually picked up on this scandal, “’I found out what your ‘drug-stores’ were…bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter’” (Fitzgerald 133).
When Gacy was in his teens he attended “four different high schools during senior year” and eventually dropped out never graduating. After dropping out Gacy left Chicago and went to Las Vegas where he worked part time for Palm Mortuary as a janitor. In the early 1960s, Gacy developed a talent for salesmanship after he enrolled into a college for business. After he graduated he ended up getting a job as a trainee for management at “Nunn Bosh Shoe Co. in Chicago” where he previously lived. Gacy was transferred to the companies clothing outlet for men after he surpassed at his management position.
Ray Kroc started working ay 15, where he lied about his age to the Red Cross so he would be allowed to drive an ambulance in the war. Unfortunately, the war was ended before Kroc could finish his training ("The Ray Kroc Story."). He followed this job with employments such as a piano player, a paper cup salesman, and eventually a multi-mixer salesman. A multi-mixer is a machine that helps mix and “spin off” shakes, after selling a whopping eight multi-mixers to a restaurant, Kroc took notice, and eventually confronted the buyers. The owners of small restaurant in San Bernardino, California were Dick and Mac McDonald ("The Ray Kroc Story.").
He made a name for himself during the Prohibition era. In 1925 after taking over a notorious gang in Chicago, Capone expanded this operation and now controlled hundreds of speakeasies, distilleries, and breweries. To keep the operation afloat, Capone had the city officials and policeman on his payroll. He was tabbed as “Public Enemy number One, and lived up to his name. Until the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, Capone made millions from racketeering illegal alcohol.
Finally, after a little over a year of opening a private corrections center in Ohio had already experienced thirteen stabbings, six escaped inmates and to murders. Locals were quoted as saying “ There is nothing in Ohio’s history like the violence at that prison”. After an official investigation was started, it was disclosed that the root of the problem was the inability of the private prison to adequetaly train the correctional officers. The court officially ordered the removal of one hundred and thirteen of the
The American Dream all the characters are chasing is ruined by reality of life. Gatsby dream involves him falling in love with Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby feared that Daisy did not wait for him because he was not rich. That’s why Gatsby did crime to get rich. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan.
This action causes him to lose everyone that he loves. He even refuses to listen to the wise words of the blind prophet who tells him, "a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong. The only crime is pride"( Line 35). His arrogance leads him to believe that he is the only one with wisdom and his love for power causes him to choose what will keep him in power over what is right. Arrogance is a vise that people deal with on a daily basis.
Jay Gatsby- A mysterious man who gained his money illegally. His tragic flaw is his love for Daisy Daisy Buchanan- The wife of Tom and lover of Gatsby. Daisy is careless and cares too much about money and bases all of her choices on it. Tom Buchanan- The aggressive and careless husband of Daisy. He has a strong hatred for Gatsby and plans on finding out who Gatsby really is.
Oedipus, like many men, has his flaws. His tragic flaw is what makes him a tragic hero and what leads to his downfall. From his rashness to overbearing pride, Oedipus is not perfect. And it is these flaws that bring his expected descend from glory, not destiny nor fate. It wasn’t fate that caused him to kill Laius, or took him down the path to Thebes, or even to leave his home land with no prior plan to go anywhere, it was his rashness and pride that caused him to act out on anger and little thinking.
Iago is so emotionally detached that he claims his ‘love’ for Desdemona exists predominantly “to diet [his] revenge”. Despite all the plotting against Othello, Iago wants no tension to exist between the two, by never having him know who wronged him so. Even after all the revenge