THE AMERICAN DREAM
By: Anthony Gonzalez
What is your American Dream-- My American Dream is to be free, and being able to prosper no matter where you come from. It's not where you came from it's where you're going. As long as you work hard and never give up you can become anything you want to be. But you have to willing to give up who you are for what you will become.
Gatsby American Dream
I suppose he’d had the name ready for a long time, even then. His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people—his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God—a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that—and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.
In the book you see a young, poor boy named James Gatz change into rich bootlegger named Jay Gatsby.
In this part of the story Daisy said "Rich girls don't marry poor boys." This shows that even when they were in love. At the end of the day they couldn't of been together. Cause she was high class. And he was a nobody.
When Nick and Jordan went out for tea. Jordan revealed that everything that Gatsby done in terms of making money. Everything he's done in his life has always been for Daisy.
At the end of the story Mr.Gatz Gatsby's father shows up at the his funeral. He shows Nick a book with a schedule in it that Gatsby wrote when he was a child. This show that even as a young child and before Daisy he had ambition and a drive to get out of his situation and to better for him and the people he loved.
In the book everyone is wondering how Gatsby makes his money. We later find of he is a bootlegger. He sold alcohol over the counter. This shows he will do anything to make money.Even if it is illegal.