Gatsby Thesis American Dream

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On the surface of it, the nation was thriving with its own successes.There is no strict definition of the ‘American Dream’ though early in the twentieth century and in many ways still today it has become the term which describes an inherent faith in the promise of the new world.As a country, America has no far stretching history to forge and enrich its culture.Fitzgerald shows us the life and death of the old American Dream.Fitzgerald's Satire on the American Dream in the Great Gatsby. The characters in The Great Gatsby are mere examples of Fitzgerald’s message- the old American dream and all of its pure ideals have been replaced with money, greed, and materialism.Nick Carraway conveys this message as an outsider, an honest man from the mid-west who witnessed the whole affair as an observer.Many authors found the new attitude of American people overly conceited. On the face of it, Fitzgerald’s wonderful creation of Jay Gatsby appears a champion of the then climate of profligacy and carefree living.This idea in particular is explored in metaphor in many of Herman Melville’s works together with Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, but demonstrably so in the novels of Evelyn Waugh, J. He has as many beautiful shirts to make Daisy swoon and not two motor cars as Hoover would advise, but five.Gatsby is one who is most hopeful to the American Dream, he embodies the belief in it, but he soon finds out that the very wealth and recognition that he so coveted was what caused the destruction all his beliefs. Scott Fitzgerald credits the destruction of the American Dream to wealth, privilege, and the lack of humanity that those aspects create.Money is clearly identified as the main culprit in the dream’s death.


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