The Great Gatsby Essay | Gatsby Destroys the American Dream

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Gatsby Destroys the American Dream

Summary: The essay argues that the central theme of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is that the American dream has been destroyed by crass materialism. Plot points and scenes from the book are cited as examples. Gatsby is explored as a tragic figure.
In the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby, there is a central theme that the American dream has been destroyed by crass materialism. This is illustrated through the themes of fabrication of self, attitudes toward women, and the destruction of the American dream. The characters that symbolize this central theme are Gatsby and Daisy. There are also symbols to support the theme; cars and the color green and white. These characters, themes, and symbols all come together to destroy the American dream.

(TS) In the Great Gatsby there are 3 themes to support the crass materialism of the American dream; fabrication of self, attitudes toward women, and the destruction of the American dream.. (CD1) Fabrication of self is represented by the quote, "There was that smile again, but this time I held out against it" on pg. 76. (CM1-1) Gatsby's smile is fake, he...

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