The Great Gatsby

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Craig McCaw who Pioneered Telecommunications once claimed, “the American Dream is all about what people will do if you allow them the open opportunity. .. they have the desire, the toughness, the willingness to work, and the education, and then they do something with it, and it is extraordinary to see.” This illustration is demonstrated in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Gatsby, the main character, achieved success and wealth, the American Dream, by planning and working hard. He came from nothing and gained extraordinary wealth. The driving force behind his dedication was his love interest, Daisy. He wanted Daisy to leave her husband ,Tom, and marry him. Unfortunately, Gatsby’s wealth and promise did not bring what he desired. Instead, American Idealism brought corruption and moral decay to his life and his true quest, Daisy’s love, never materialized. Jay Gatsby is introduced mysteriously standing alone and reaching out to a far green light. Nick, the narrator, describes this scene as,  “He stretched out his arms towards the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling.  Involuntarily I glanced seaward- and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock.” (Fitzgerald 21)  Not only is Nick perplexed about this event, he is confused about the real Gatsby because he often embellishes his stories. For example, Gatsby tells Nick he attended Oxford without revealing he was actually only there for five months. After being questioned by Tom, he admits, “I only stayed five months. That’s why I can’t really call myself an Oxford man.” (129) Gatsby then tells Nick another illusion about his family,   “I’ll tell you God’s truth... I am the son of some wealthy people in the Middle-West-all dead now.” (65)  He later confesses to Nick he grew up and, “ His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people - his imagination had never...
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