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The Great Gatsby's Dream Essay

  • Submitted by: alkhawlah
  • on April 4, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 555 words

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Gatsby's Dream
The movement of feelings, the ambition of love, the beauty of passion, the act of liberty, and the running out after equality   that is simply all what Gatsby wanted and for him is considered the American Dream. The dream where no money or wealth worth the imaginative extraordinary faith of love!  
His pure dream stands steadily while all those people around him are only careless figures who care only about money. It's true that he was ambitious but when he fell in love, he changed. He was not graving for money anymore. He destroyed or at least tried to destroy those barriers between those whom rich and those whom boor by allowing everyone to come and enjoy his glamorous parties.   He was a symbol of hope, or actually a symbol of an exaggerated American Dream. He was fooled by his love for daisy. He was blinded by the past of the previous years of his life. Dreaming of a better future became the purpose of his present which made him loose everything he had had during the past. Gatsby never understands the fact that everyone has to live with the consequences of their past, whether they want to or not. People move on but Gatsby did not.   The extraordinary gift of hope in his soul was the only thing that teared him apart, because when people get their hopes up too high, the falling down will hurt more. Having fortune, firing parties, protecting Daisy, being loyal to her, and trusting her love was, from Gatsby's perspective, the path for a dream to become true. The smile, that smile as Nick described: "He smiled understandingly–much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself and...

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