Beliving Great Gatsby

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Achieving is Believing

By: Megan Pillar

May 21, 2012

“That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” This quote has to do with the two stories because each character can achieve whatever it is that they want is, just showing that everyone can succeed in their goals somehow. In the novel The Great Gatsby and the play A Raisin in the Sun, There are many different types of dreams that each character wants to achieve. The characters in each story, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, Jay, Gatsby, Walter Lee Younger, Beneatha Younger and Lena Younger all have achievements that either succeed or fail in the stories, The Great Gatsby and A Raisin in the Sun. In the two stories the characters all wanted bigger and better lives for themselves. Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, Jay, Gatsby, Walter Lee Younger, Beneatha Younger and Lena Younger all gain or lose something meaningful in each story.

Walter Lee Younger, Beneatha Younger and Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, have different achievements that they each want. Walter Lee Younger wanted better things for his family. He wanted more money, bigger house, He wasn’t happy with what he had. When his mother, Lena Younger was getting an insurance check from her husbands death, All Walter Lee thought about was that ten thousand dollars on that check and how he could make more money and how happier he could be with the extra money. Walter Lee ruined his could of be achievement by just handing off the money in the first chance he could get. When Walter Lee handed that check over, His family lost everything in a second. Beneatha Younger wanted to become a doctor; Beneatha was the most educated out of her family. She wanted to finish college and become a doctor and show everyone how that it was possible by being an educated black women. When Walter Lee lost his father’s insurance check, Beneatha’s dream in becoming a doctor was gone because she didn’t have...
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