The Curruption Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the corruption of the American Dream, and the downfall of those who try to reach its goals. The attempt to capture the American Dream is a theme in many novels. The novel shows that the 20th century is a wasteland and a corruption of the original idealistic American Dream of the past. Many people could say that the American Dream was about working hard or doing something to get what they want whether it is wealth, fame, love, or happiness. Jay Gatsby is the main figure of the novel that tries to capture his “American Dream”.
In The Great Gatsby, for Jay, the dream is that through wealth and power, he can gain happiness. To get this happiness Jay must return to the past and relive an old dream. In order to do this he must have wealth and power. Jay Gatsby, the central figure of the story, is one character who longs for the past. He devotes most of his adult life trying to recapture it and, finally, dies trying to do so. In the past, Jay had a love affair with Daisy Buchanan. Knowing he could not
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