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The subject of numerous modern stories and especially modern tragedies such as Death of a Salesman and The Great Gatsby is that of the American Dream The American Dream is summed up as an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity F Scott Fitzgeralds tale The Great Gatsby is a picture perfect account of attempting to and sometimes achieving the American Dream Beginning with the title character it is more than obvious that Jay Gatsby has achieved the American Dream in his life He was brought up in a less than prosperous childhood but overcame all to become the wealthy power-heavy man of status that he was While Gatsby lives the American Dream he doenst want to admit ever that he achieved his frand status He basically wants everyone to believe that he was brought up the way he was and his prosperous achievements were plopped into his newborn lap The only sense of rags he has was the apparent though untrue early demise of his parents We later learn that his father was still alive Of course his dream wouldnt be fully achieved admittedly or not until he got the girl Daisy was someone he once had lost and now longed for once more If he could find Daisy again and fall in love with her he would have achieved the ultimate and be prosperous more than just materialistically Shifting over to Daisy shes a character who is on the rocky road moving all over the path of the American Dream She is about to be married to Tom which is definitely a step in the right direction but eventually falls back into the arms of Gatsby who steals her away from her love but lets her creep back to him once in a while to remain at least on the surface in fidelity Towards the end of the novel Daisy and Tom announce that they will after all be married
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