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This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Fitzgerald's American Dream.
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Fitzgerald's American Dream

Summary: Analyzes F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. Describes the symbolism Fitzgerald uses in his characters to refer to the American Dream.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, is a one of the best stories written during a chaotic period in our nation's history, The Jazz Age. The Twenties were a time of social experiments, self-indulgence, and dissatisfaction for majority of Americans. Fitzgerald depicts all these characteristics throughout the novel with his interesting themes, settings, and characters. The most elaborate and symbolic character Fitzgerald presents to his readers is Jay Gatsby. Fitzgerald uses Gatsby as a vehicle to explore the idea of The American Dream, which was a key element in shaping American society and it's citizens. Fitzgerald does not sugar-coat his definition of the American Dream, but lets his protagonist voice these elements and its decline, challenging the reader to explore the true nature of America in the 1920s.

Jay Gatsby, like many average Americans, has a dream of becoming successful and noble. In The Great Gatsby...

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