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How does Fizgerald treat the theme of the American Dream in this novel
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Ana María Jaramillo Castillo 10.3
How does Fitzgerald treat the theme of "the American Dream" in the novel?
Fitzgerald reveals the 1920s as an era were society and moral values are decaying constantly, as people are reaching cynicism, greed and the only thing they just care about, is the fact of getting richer and richer every time. It can be said that rather than presenting the actual "American dream", the 'Great Gatsby' illustrates the decay of this principle. The American dream was the original belief that society had about having a country where freedom rules over all things and everyone could pursue their goals in life by working hard and taking free decisions. But for others, the dream meant on achieving the freedom to gain independent money, become rich, and gain social status.
At first it must be said that Fitzgerald portrays the idea that everyone was trying to reach the American dream. James Gatz, for example, even before he meets Daisy, has the idea of leaving poverty and becoming a very wealthy status man. He supposedly wrote his plan of
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