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The Reality of the American Dream

Summary: Considers how many young Americans relate the combination of wealth, success, and love to the American Dream. References the Great Gatsby. Promotes a different type of American dream.
As children, we have all dreamt of money, being rich; owning an extravagant mansion, magnificent cars, and being married to a prince or princess. Basically, we dream of the perfect life known as the American Dream, which is the belief that if one works hard, that person will succeed by becoming rich. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby's attempt to capture the American Dream of happiness and love is through wealth and power. The characterization of Gatsby is a representative figure among Americans as he devoted his whole life to achieve his dream. However, pathetically he failed to make it came true at the end, just like most of the Americans, who misunderstood what the real meaning of American Dream is. The American Dream is flawed and misconceived by many. The American Dream promises prosperity and self-fulfillment as rewards for hard work. The American dream...

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