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The corruption of the American Dream The Great Gatsby takes place during the 1920s and it is a time when the old values and the new are in a battle with one another The Great Gatsby has characters who believe in the American dream and those who are corrupting the dream in prosuit of wealth and personal gain The character Nick is the perfect example of those with the faith in the existence of the dream He is part of the group who believes in the old values and the belief that ones own hard work will at the end deliver rewards He comes east to experience the new and exciting world of New York yet he does not seem to belong to this part of the world He although comes form a wealthy family chooses to make his own fortune He All my aunts and uncles talked it over as if they were choosing a prep-school for me and finally said Whyye-es with very grave hesitant facesP7 One the other hands though Jay Gatsby is the dream killer who is involved with men like Meyer Wolfsheim Wolfsheim was the man responsible for fixing the 1919 World Series Gatsby has committed crimes in order to win love of Daisy It is strange that Nick a man who despises men like Gatsby at the same time admires him It is what prayed on Gatsby what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men P6-7 Daisy and Jordan are also characters who contribute in the corruption of the dream Jordan is the dishonest golfer and opportunist who will do whatever it takes to be successful Daisy is the woman who uses her money and beauty inside of her mind to achieve things She says Im glad its a girl And I hope shell be a foolthats
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