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The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

Summary: Examines how the American Dream is portrayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby.
Rugged individualism, '"'rags-to-riches'"' and self determination have become synonymous with the idea of what many have referred to as the American Dream. The American Dream is a unique aspiration instinctively pursued by every inhabitant of the U.S because of the country"'"s vast opportunities for every walk of life. The dream differs from person to person yet it started out as being simply a dream of freedom, but has evolved over the years greatly. It has transformed, for good or bad, into a materialistic fantasy embellished with mounds of wealth and social status. In one single decade, the 1920"'"s, the dream changed so dramatically and revolutionized the way people thought that its great alternation eventually led to its own downfall by the end of the same decade. The novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the...

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