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The Great Gatsby a dramatic novel displays how money and prosperity do not equate to the power of love Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald uses characters that come from different origins to display how the interpretation of the American dream varies from character to character Fitzgerald critiques the American dream by portraying it as a tainted mixture of wealth and ignorance that amounts to nothing more than materialism Fitzgerald brings together a diverse group of characters that come from different upbringings such as Nick Gatsby Daisy and Tom to express how the interpretation of the American dream differs for each character Fitzgerald displays the American dream as materialistic and arrogant through his characters extravagant accessories as well as their bad behavior Nick Carraway the narrator of The Great Gatsby comes from a prominent family that sets him up with extravagant educational opportunities that increases his chance at achieving what his family believes is the American dream Nick a sprite young man fallows the successful trail his family sets up for him All my aunts and uncles talked it over as they were choosing a prep school for me 7 The phrase they were choosing a prep school for me exhibits how they didnt let Nick pursue the school he wanted to rather they chose they liked Nicks little say in the school he attends shows that his family is more interested in having Nick achieve their dreams than letting Nick explore his own dreamsFirst quote Just remember that all the people in this world havent had the advantages that youve had 5Second quote All my aunts and uncles talked it over as they were choosing a prep school for me 7Second body paragraph James Gatz better known as Jay Gatsby ran away from his less fortunate family in order to achieve the American dream which consisted of winning over the girl of his dreams DaisyFirst quote His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful
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