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The Great Gatsby written by F Scott Fitzgerald in 1920sillustrates the failure in striving for the American Dream Whathe failed to understand was that Daisy and he lived in twodifferent worlds which because of social circumstance wasnever allowed to intermingle Daisy was a rich southern bellewho became involved with Gatsby when they were still youngand later rejected him because he was too poor to marry herand in his place married Tom Buchanan a rich abusive manwho ended up cheating on her From the start they took himfor a fraud and thats all that he ended up being because henever understood the true meaning of the American Dream Hemistook the meaning of success for being wealthy and as aresult he died having lived like one of the East Eggers whomhe despised Like the idle rich of East Egg he too accomplishednothing His evolution as a man amounted to nothing morethan a faded dream because he never did accomplish what hehad set out to do which was to win back the heart of his onetrue love Daisy The prize for his success is similar to one whohas made a deal with the devil in the sense that the reward isnot worth the sacrifices made to attain it Gatsby is a man whose delusions of achieving theAmerican Dream is corrupted by the basis on which he strivesfor it American Dream consists of becoming rich through hardwork and determination through legal means Gatsbys poorbackground didnt afford him to take the straight and narrowpath through life so instead he chose to make his money byworking for the mob After leaving the Army he met this richdrunk named Cody who employed him as a worker on his boatHe ended up befriending Cody in hopes of inheriting hisfortune He never inherited his fortune but instead from thisexperience he learned that drinking could ruin a mans dreamof success From this point in his history he becomes cloudedin an air of mystery leaving the
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