The American Dream Reality

Topics: The Great Gatsby, United States / Pages: 3 (711 words) / Published: Mar 7th, 2017
During the turn of the century the “American Dream” could be described as a well-paying job with a loving family. The problem is that as Americans we have a tendency to not be satisfied with what they have and want more. People who are truly living the “American Dream” realize that money doesn’t make you happy because no matter how much you make, you will always want more. A commonly known story of the “American Dream” is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the dream is exemplified by Gatsby’s hopes of a life with Daisy which is the real “American Dream”. As of today the dream is not a myth, it is in fact a reality, it is still achievable for all due to the fact that it has nothing to do with money, but lies in your relationships with …show more content…
An example of this is in The Great Gatsby, as Jay Gatsby throws all of these extravagant parties but he is actually just to impress the girl, Daisy. Gatsby, coming from a family that has “New Money”, throwing these extravagant party in his time would be just showing wealth; but what people don’t understand is Gatsby is doing it all for Daisy. This shows that Gatsby has the “American Dream” figured out, he is trying to better himself to achieve Daisy; not to achieve more wealth or fame. The reality of the “American Dream” is that it has not changed since the time of this book and nor will ever change. Gatsby’s true colors are shown when he finally gets to know Daisy and hates her materialism. In Jon Meacham´s article ¨Keeping the Dream Alive¨ published in TIME magazine Meacham says ¨The American Dream has seen better days--much better.¨ but he is overlooking the fact that dream has not changed, if the author was more specific and clarified his interpretation of the ¨American Dream¨ then I could agree more with him but the whole ¨American Dream¨ is the same thing it has been for

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