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  • Date Submitted: 04/16/2012 07:08 PM
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The ideal of the American dream is to have the personal freedom to reach goals in the possibility of prosperity and success. In James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. The whole portrayal of the American dream comes from the United States Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” which is deeply stem that Americans have the liberty to pursuit happiness in whatever they decide to do. Americans media normally portrays the perception of the American dream as the person that has it all career, family and moneywise. In the Great Gatsby Nick Caraway is a recent grad of New Haven, who in theory of the American dream has worked his way up the social ladder. The Great Gatsby illustrates how the American dream fails in the face of class backgrounds and social status.
A main comparison to the American dream in The Great Gatsby would have to be the description of the West Egg and East Egg societies. The West Egg part of society represents people who just recently untamed their newfound riches through hard work. In comparison, the people of West Egg have very similar characteristics to the people of America that have a worked diligently to earn a higher social status in life. The residents of West Egg are living out the American dream, basically working hard early in life and then later on in life enjoying the fruits of your labor. In contrast, the people of East Egg are conservatives who were already born into older money, and so they are privileged and know the luxuries that money can buy you. Similarly, East Egg societies also portrays the image of the America dream to growing up with a silver spoon in your mouth and know the power of having money, but not know the steadily work it took to reach that elite status. In the article, “America has lived through, and is still...


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