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F Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby is based upon the failure of the American Dream and the illusion created during this time period This theme is dramatized through the life of Jay Gatsby The title The Great Gatsby proves itself ironic by the end because the great Gatsby or its parallel of the Roaring Twenties is proved to be nothing more than an illusion Jay Gatsby was originally a poor man He met and fell in love with Daisy Faye a rich girl in the same town and began a love affair Unfortunately Gatsby was called to war and he left Daisy to wait for him Daisy lived by the philosophy that rich girls cannot marry poor boys and she was rich and he was poor thus she did not wait for him and instead married Tom Buchanan When Gatsby returned from the war he soon found out what had happened and his dream was set He would become a rich man a popular man and he would win back Daisy Faye That was his dream That was the dream and for Gatsby no price was too high to achieve that dream Whether he would become a law-breaker mattered not it was a suitable price for his dream Gatsbys dream invokes the theory of what is called The American Dream The American Dream suggests that men and women are masters of their own destiny that they can achieve anything they set their minds to - with the proper amount of work and determination Gatsby is willing to work to attain his dream he has had the determination and the will to put in the effort to attain his dream Gatsby is the living embodiment of the American Dream After the war people became complacent Many did not know what to do with their time and so they turned to crime and many other things that were immoral but became socially tolerated and
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