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Everyone wants to be successful in life but most often people take the wrong ways to get there In the 1920s the American Dream was something that everyone struggled to have A spouse children money a big house and a car meant that someone had succeeded in life A very important aspect was money and success was determined greatly by it This was not true in all cases however The belief that every man can rise to success no matter what his beginnings Jay Gatsby was a poor boy that turned into a very wealthy man but did he live the American Dream Money is actually the only thing that Gatsby had a lot of Jay Gatsby tries to live the life of The American Dream but fails in his battle From his early years Gatsby has his eye one Daisy and throughout his life he is deeply in love with her but he never marries or even has a life with her Another one of Gatsbys goals in life was to be an extremely successful just like his model Dan Cody but that plan ends up failing as well As a part of what Dan Cody taught him Gatsby attempted to go into business with a man named Meyer Wolfsheim but failed at that also For such a long time Gatsby has had his eye on Daisy and has been in love with her but this does not Gatsby has always gazed at the green light on Daisys porch Jordan Baker saysGatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be across the baypage 79 The color green is traditionally a symbol of hop and youth and that is what Gatsby is hoping to find beyond it When Gatsby and Daisy meet he tells her about how he has watched the green light that burns at the end of her dock For so long that light has been a symbol of his dream of something
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