• Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic: The Great Gatsby.
  • What is the American Dream.
  • This is the American Dream.

At the roaring ages of 1920s, the booming economy brings up the notion of American dream....

It also shows what chasing the American Dream can make you do.

That shows that the American Dream is just a false hope.

The Great Gatsby is all about time and the American dream; it is essentially what consumes Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby is a novel that illustrates the society in the 1920's and the associated beliefs, values and dreams of the American population at that time.

The American Dream was sought through hard work and determination.

To live out the American Dream was what once was on the minds of many Americans.
Gatsby’s case is similar to Charlie Wales from “Babylon Revisited”, in that he discovers that there is more to the dream then the money and the dream is not always going to live up to the expectations he has for his life....

 

In the majority of cases, this is known as the American Dream.

As a result of the distortion of the American Dream, the characters of F....
In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the American dream symbolizes being free to come and go with the river, not to have restrictions, and to take pleasure in the wide-open Western edge....

On the other hand, we had Nick chasing his American dream of learning the bond business.
While Gatsby spent his life working to become a rich man, it was not for the reasons you would expect; “He has lived not for himself, but for his dream, for his vision of the good life inspired by the beauty of a lovely rich girl” (Fahey 71).


The American Dream was something that everyone coveted.

Fitzgerald writes about this American Dream that every character has but can never achieve; the dream is kept unattainable due to obstacles, the disadvantages of being low on the social ladder, and also the restrictions of having a high social status....

This is when the first breakdown in the American dream occurred.

Those who strive to achieve greatness in the American Dream try to climb up the social ladder and out of poverty to make something out of themselves....

Everyone has different opinions on what the American dream is.

Scott Fitzgerald shows how the American Dream is only the concept of perfection, something that can never be acquired, but always can be reached for....

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - The American Dream

The American dream is an idea that if you work hard, you can rise from “rags to riches” and live a wealthy and prosperous life with moral values of respect and integrity.

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

In his novel, Fitzgerald criticizes the American Dream by describing its negative characteristics: class struggles between the rich and the poor, the superficiality of the rich, and the false relationship between money and happiness....

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - A Tarnished American Dream

However, as it is shown through out literature from the early days of America to contemporary times the American Dream is not always so simple a concept.