My American Dream

Created By: Lynn Dunwoody

My Definition of
"The American Dream"

My own definition of "The American Dream", is to be able to be free. To come over and not worry about people judging you because of your religion/race, also to try to become wealthy, fall in love, and not to struggle. Honestly it means to me to excepted.

The Great Gatsby's Definition of
"The American Dream"

Gatsby's definition of "The American Dream" is being poor and becoming rich. In the book he is reaching for the green light across the bay. Green usually represents "go" or money. Becoming rich was always a part of the dream. Also owning your own land and having a family. Gatsby achieved becoming rich and owning his own land/car, but he didn't get that last part of his "American Dream" which was Daisy.

"He seemed absorbed in what he had just said. Possibly it had occured to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one" (93,94)

Wealth

Gatsby showed his wealth by throwing huge parties for no reason at all, everyone wondered why he did this and where the money came from.

Land

One of the biggest things to be living "The American Dream" is to own your own land and own house. Gatsby sure hit that one out of the ball park. Look at that house!!!!

Lost Love

Gatsby was living "The American Dream" but he couldn't get the one thing he wanted and that was Daisy. In the end Gatsby threw all the parties, and acquired everything just to make a better life for Daisy. But it didn't end like he planned, and his goals were not reached because of this.

The End

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