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Essay | The Withering of the American Dream in "The Great Gatsby"

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The Withering of the American Dream in "The Great Gatsby"

Summary: Analysis of how the American Dream is shown fading away in the book "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Pride, freedom, liberty, independence, choice. The true American dream was funn of ambition and love. But, as seen in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald shows how this dream is withering down to selfishness and greed.

Within this book, the main character, Gatsby, proves time and time again that his dream is Daisy Buchanan. Instead of getting her with honesty and confidence, he tries to win her with material things. He throws his expensive shirts in the air, showing how his wealth has grown. In the early years of America, this would be seen as showing off and bragging. To Daisy, this was so amazing, she cried. American women are now putting too much emphasis on price instead of value.

Another main pattern in this novel was having affairs. Tom, who was married to Daisy, had an affair with Myrtle, who was...

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