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The Great Gatsby written in 1925 is a work that focuses in on the corruption of AThe American Dream during the 20s AThe American Dream is the belief that hard work and dedication can provide success no matter where your roots started In the novel Jay Gatsby is the embodiment of AThe American Dream that all of America hadStallman 158 In Gatsbys dream there were two goals he was reaching for Wealth comfort and security the other was lost love Daisy At the start of the book Gatsby had already accomplished one of these He was a wealthy man living in a luxurious mansion and basically no troubles Later in the story we learn how it is that he got to the level he is at As a child Gatsby spent his time working for his dreams His father comments AHe knew he had a big future in front of him And ever since he made a success he was very generous with me This shows just how early that AThe American Dream can be instilled in everyone To add to Gatsby dedication also came his hard work As a boy he had a schedule of his day with all the things that he needed to do in order to eventually reach his goal In his time everyone had this AAmerican Dream but only those few who took the time to do the work were rewarded with the fulfillment of their dreamFitzgerald 181 The acquisition of his wealth and material possessions was only the first step in his two-part dream The second goal was winning back his first love Daisy Fay from Tom Buchanan Money was the only way he thought he could win her back Now that he was on her level monetary wise he moved in to try to gain back the love that they had felt for each other Although this may sound as if he were trying to steal her away
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