A descendent of immigrants himself, current Los Angeles Mayor Villaigarosa, [no comma here] once deliberated about the idea of coming to America. He said, "we come to work, we come for a better life.. [search for the topic "ellipsis points" on Google, or on the site listed below, to learn how to fix a problem here] [and] to participate in the American dream". [search on Google, or one the site listed below, for "placement of periods" for advice on where periods should be placed] According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary, this dream, which is dreamt by immigrants arriving to the United States everyday, [search on Google for "everyday vs. every day] is "an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and material prosperity". Though with persistence and a touch of luck one can achieve material prosperity, through [you need a verb here; what do we do with books?] F. Scott Fitzgerald's, [no comma here]The Great Gatsby and its critique of society, the reader is dumbfounded to realize that maybe this dream is not as achievable and as grand as they [earlier you spoke of "the reader," singular; here you have switches to plural] once thought it to be. That despite what they have been told, they will never amount to as much or be considered as one [earlier you said "they"; here you say "one"] of the social elite and are confined to the class of [change to "into"] which they are born. Ultimately though [you need some commas here]The Great Gatsby, [you need no comma here] is a novel about the distorted fairy-tale-like perception of the American Dream by the large majority –those who strive to achieve the unachievable- and the ugly truth behind the glittering façade of the social elite. Through the eyes of key characters such as: [check rules for use of colons] Tom Buchanan, Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, and George Wilson, who each portray a different aspect of the American society of the time, Fitzgerald exposes, and forces the reader to acknowledge [you need a comma here] the flaws and imperfections of such a delusional dream.
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