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The American Dream what does it mean Wealth material possessions and power are the core values of The American Dream For many Americans the dream is based solely upon reaching a higher standard of living Gatsby was one of these Americans who lived his whole life in pursuit of wealth and powerGatsby based his entire life on how much money he earned and the possessions he had He felt that with wealth came many other advantages to life Gatsbys sole purpose for wealth was to win back the love of his life When Gatsby met Daisy for the first time in his life he was underprivileged and he considered himself unworthy because he claimed himself to be of lower class He knew that while he was poor he had no chance of them ever being together as a couple Gatsby was broke had no money or in his way of saying it I was poor and he thought to himself that Daisy was tired of waiting around for me 131 Gatsby felt that the only way for him to win Daisy back was to reach for what many people considered the American Dream Gatsby achieves The American Dream but his idealistic faith in money and lifes possibility twist his dreams and life into worthless existences based on falsehoodsGatsby was able to reach his aspiration in becoming wealthy He worked all of his life employed in many different jobs in hope of making it big and being able to show Daisy what he had become He felt that money would be able to buy him happiness The 1920s were a time of parties drinking and having nothing but fun Many aspired to be rich and prosperous and longed to be a part of the upper class Although this was the dream for many Americans of this time it seemed almost impossible to become a part of this social class unless born into it Even
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