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The Great Gatsby - Reflection of an Era During the 1920s America was a country of great ambition despair and disappointment The Great Gatsby is a reflection of this decade it illustrates the burning passion one man had toward his American Dream and the different aspects of the dream The Great Gatsby shows the ambition of one mans reach for his American Dream the disappointment of losing this dream and the despair of his loss In the 1920s the spirit and ambition of the American people soared Unlike their European counterparts who were trapped in the social class to which they were born the American people knew that if they worked hard then they could rise to a higher social class The flappers and the womens liberation movement were just two examples of how Americans expressed their newly discovered social freedom It seemed that nothing was impossible to achieve James Gatz shared the spirit and ambition on the American people and fought long and hard to earn his place in the world He had dreamed of transforming himself from the poor young man that he was into the wealthy celebrity that he would soon become Gatsby as a child had a daily schedule that he followed He knew from childhood that he had to work for his fame Jimmy was bound to get ahead He always had some resolves like this or something 175 Gatsbys ambition lay not only in his future but as he grew older it would be found in his love He had an obsession with Daisy Buchanan and tried everything in his power to bring things back to they way they used to be when they first met He thought he could relive the past He threw lavish parties to get her attention He did everything in his power to be near her Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay
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