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Decline of the American Dream in "The Great Gatsby"

Summary: F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" focuses on the 1920's and the decline of the American dream in "The Great Gatsby."
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is, at first glance, a disenchanted love story between a man and a woman that can never be together because of social status. The main theme, however, is less idealistic in the end. The Great Gatsby focuses on the 1920s as a time when incomparable wealth and material excess contributed to the decline of the American dream.

The corruption of the American dream ultimately stems from the "lost generation;" the disillusioned youth of the World War I era as well as the rise of the stock market after the war. The nation's increased wealth and self-indulgence led to the outrageous parties like those found in The Great Gatsby. Every Saturday night, Gatsby throws a party with loud jazz music and on the first night he goes to a party, Nick proposes he was "one...

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