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The Tragic Great Gatsby The American dream many writers have written about it Many politicians have made promises regarding it But how important is money and success Does it bring happiness or fulfillment F Scot Fitzgerald is one of many who attempted to put this ideal in its proper perspective His novel The Great Gatsby explores his interpretation of the dream The Great Gatsby is an exploration of the American dream as it exists in a corrupt period and it is an attempt to determine the concealed boundary that divides the reality from the illusions Bewley 38 Jay Gatsby born as James Gatz to a poor family of farmers out west achieves the American dream to its fullest Still Gatsby ultimately dies a tragic figure because he wastes his life chasing an unattainable dream by the name of Daisy Buchanan First James Gatz later known as Jay Gatsby grows up an ordinary average American boy Like many Americans he has a dream of fame and fortune but not a lot of money to go along with it He wants to become somebody Even as a young boy he reveals his great determination to his father He makes a schedule of daily activities to keep himself on the right track to success As his father states at the ending he was always trying to improve his mind Jimmy Gatsby was bound to get ahead He always had some resolve like this or something Do you notice what hes got about improving his mind He was always great about that Fitzgerald 175 Yet somewhere along the way Gatsby loses sight of this dream for another Her name is Daisy From this point on all his achievements self-worth and his identity only meant something if she approved He hadnt once ceased looking at Daisy and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes
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