Similarities Between Chicago And The Great Gatsby

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Was it All Really True? The American dream where people are successful, Hardworking, and Determined to reach their goals. What if I told you that's not the case and what you believe is one big lie. What really happened was that America was corruption and, it was easy for people to get what they want. See in the 1920s people believed that America was the land of the opportunity and that if you came into the U.S you would be successful but, in The Great Gatsby and Chicago by F. Scott Fitzgerald and by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, and Maurine Watkins they give us a good perspective on how it was casually corrupted. The American Dream is probably one of the biggest lies I’ve ever heard. …show more content…
Gatsby took Nick on this trip and when they arrived they entered and saw this man and Gatsby tells nick “ Meyer Wolfsheim ? no, he a gambler. He's the man who fixed World Series Back 1919”. So you believe that most people have the ability to change and manipulate whatever you want if they have money. This book shows that most people are doing illegal nonsense and they get away with. How amazing it is that everyone was not surprised only Nick actually had a reaction to it.
Even in the Movie Chicago it gives the same vibe just a different story from The Great Gatsby. It gives the same vibe because of how people manipulate to get their way on the top or to just earn stuff for themselves it's shown to tell the reality of what actually happened back then.
Key word is manipulate. The reason it's a key word is because these people manipulate a subject that gets them what they want. Like Fynn in the Movie Chicago “This trial… the whole world.. It's all show business” (Marshall) . He tells Roxie that to leave it to him and that the media would eat it up if it's an attractive girl . He also states that he just has to say something while she looks pretty up there and the media will love her because of her looks. It will be a guarantee off the hook. He's a man that is really persuasive and can get any girl off the hook according to the

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