It is the aspiration of every individual to obtain what he or she desires and to live a happy lifestyle. But how can this great ambition be obtained? Hard work and healthiness are some factors that contribute to the progression of the American dream. The Great Gatsby is the reality of the love of money. Some characters in the novel dwell on the fact that they have money. In the Great Gatsby, characters such as Daisy, Gatsby, Myrtle and Tom all had a pursuit for a certain goal. Jay Gatsby aspiration was to be with Daisy.
Daisy, in this matter, has a rich husband, who owns a beautifully furnished home(peg.. 6). Gatsby could only progress towards his dream only if he exhibits his riches to Daisy. He does this by purchasing a mansion, presenting Daisy with fashioned clothes made from abroad and acting like a member of the secret society. Although he was living his American dream of becoming rich, he still had a main goal he was pursuing towards. Tom Buchanan owns riches and enjoys showing off his possessions. He demonstrate this by showing Nick his house. “I’ve got a nice place here… Belonged to the Demeaned oil man. ” (peg… 7). Not only showing of his possessions was Tom capable of but also, destroying dreams. Tom claims that he viewed Gatsby as a bootlegger the moment he saw him. When Gatsby tells Tom that she is leaving him Tom exclaimed, “She’s not leaving me! Certainly not for a common swindler who’d have to steal the ring to put on her finger. ” (peg… 133). At this moment, tom obliterates Gatsby dream of being with Daisy. Although working hard can really end up In success but not for all situations. Tom destroys Gatsby dream.
At the end of the novel, Gatsby dies which also means his dreams no longer exist. Myrtle’s dream was to be with Tom. But at the end, she also dies leaving her dreams unaccomplished. Individuals working hard to achieve their American dream might face enemies who will Jeopardize their dreams. For Instance, racism and violence. The desire for wealth enhance the chase for the American dream. Money Is very Important for basic life necessities and for luxuries. Money symbolizes life. Thus, having money Is very crucial to every Individual progressing towards their American dream.
Not only does wealth enhance the chase for the American dream but also corrupt the chase for the American dream. Too much wealth transforms a person’s life Into the chase of materialistic. This novel symbolizes both a possibility and an Impossibility of the pursuit of the American dream. As Individuals progress In achieving their dreams, they will also be a competition and feeling of enmity between other people. “I’ve got a nice place here… It belonged to the Demeaned oil man. ” (peg… 7). Not only working hard can really end up in success but not for all situations.
Tom destroys dream might face enemies who will Jeopardize their dreams. For instance, racism Money is very important for basic life necessities and for luxuries. Money symbolizes life. Thus, having money is very crucial to every individual progressing towards their person’s life into the chase of materialistic. This novel symbolizes both a possibility and an impossibility of the pursuit of the American dream.