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I dont dream at night I dream all day I dream for a living These words of Steven Spielberg echo the idea of the American Dream where virtues of hard work and ambition can take one anywhere Generically defined the American Dream means someone starting low on the economic or social gamut working really hard to turn prosperous or famous Although such rags-to-riches stories take root in the deepest parts of many of our hearts we must use reason to realize the inherent illogic behind the American Dream How many of us cant dream How many of us dont have an ambition And how many of us dont work hard Are we ALL who we want to be right now No While chivalrous and quixotic the pursuers of the Dream usually fail to take into account other factors of society as well as reality that will eventually foil their wishes That last statement will be considered heretical by many but there are those who agree Francis Scott Fitzgerald would be one In his book The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald touches upon the lower parts of the social spectrum where most of the Dream lives on During the discussion of the lower classes Fitzgerald connects them ultimately with failure telling us morbid tales of the American Nightmare In The Great Gatsby Francis Scott Fitzgerald uses the lower class characters and their failures to prove that the conceptual American Dream is a belief that doesnt truly function Fitzgerald uses the character of Jay Gatsby to show the overworking of the American Dream leading to its failure Jay Gatsby is the epitome of the American Dream pursuer yet the ideal American Dream doesnt work in his case because his ambition is too great thus overworking the Dream
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