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American Dream about The Great Gatsby

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Transcript of American Dream about The Great Gatsby

American Dream about
The Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby
Myrtle Wilson
Myrtle want to be a wealth woman."She smiled slowly and, walking through her husband as if he were a ghost, shook hands with Tom, looking him flush eye...spoke to her husband in a soft, coarse voice..."(27) Myrtle tries to become like Tom by having an affair with him and taking on his way of living and she becomes unsatisfied with her life.Though Myrtle Wilson makes an attempt to escape her own class and pursue happiness with the rich, she ends up gaining nothing and eventually dies.
George's want to be rich and take his wife leaves the valley of ashes. When Tom add gas over George's work place, and Wilson said ''I'm sick...Been sick all day"(129). In this part, Wilson was sick,but he still work. Also as people know he is a working class individual in the novel.He always believe he can passing hard work to realize his dream, but at last his dream still fails. It proves American dream is not for classless society's people.
Works Cited
American dream
The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work.
Fails reason
1.The valley of ashes is the sullen, gray, and depressing region where the American dream of the classless society is completely non-existent.
2.Fitzgerald shows that the failure of the American Dream is unavoidable in a sense that nothing can be as perfect as one could imagine.
3.The American Dream is something every person works for throughout his or her life.The American Dream is just that, a dream. Such as your childhood's dream.
Jay Gatsby was a poor working class individual who changed his name from James Gatz to pursuit his American dream. when Gatsby wants to Daisy says she does not love Tom, Tom tells the identity about Gatsby " I found out what your 'drug-stores' were"(Fitzgerald 143). It shows his wealth was become sold bootleg liquor. Therefore he did not rise out from the gutter with hard work and perseverance, so he did not truly achieve the American dream.

Fitzgerald, F.Scott. The Great Gatsby. Toronto: Penguin Group, 2013. Print

American Dream,Wikipedia,2014-11-18
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream

[HD] Gatsby believed in the Green Light,YouTube
https ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y5Dla9R8T8

The Great Gatsby (2012) Photo: Myrtle Wilson,Myrtle Wilson
http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/the-great-gatsby-2012/images/34855188/title/myrtle-wilson-photo

Failure of the American Dream in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby,Great Gatsby Essays
http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=11907
George Wilson
Personal experiences
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In conclusion:
American dream just a dream, that it!!!
within sight beyond reach
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