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One of the most prominent themes in F Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby is of the American Dream This dream can be many things to many different people but everyone does have some sort of goal that they want to accomplish in their life For Jay Gatsby the dream is that through wealth power and financial stability one can acquire pure happiness and self-satisfactionThis happiness that he is reaching for is to be reunited with his love from days past Daisy Before Gatsby went off to fight in the war he and Daisy had been involved Gatsby realizing that Daisy was from a wealthy family knew that he couldnt financially support Daisy if he were to ask for her hand in marriage Then Gatsby went off to war and Daisy married Tom Buchanan who was also from a wealthy familyReturning from war Gatsby decides to become a completely different person He begins this transformation by changing his name from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby Then through illegal dealings in organized crime he becomes wealthy and able to afford anything to get closer to Daisy Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay 83 and he fills his estate with many luxuries and throws many extravagant parties to impress people hoping that it will lead him to DaisyUnfortunately for Gatsby there is a foul dust that preys on him 6 This foul dust is made up of societys twisted views of the classes Tom Daisys husband believes that because he is from a wealthy family then he can do whatever pleases him which in this case is an affair Because Gatsby is part of the nouveau riche he is not as accepted and welcome into that class of societyGatsby however will not rest until he fulfills his dream of pure happiness by being with Daisy In the pursuit of his disillusioned goal Gatsby ends up dead and never able to
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