How does the American Dream correlate with The Great Gatsby and what exaclty is the American Dream, or is it just a fallacy within itself? I feel that the american dream is the constant chase or strive for that certian success you desire. And when you do complete that ambition is it just like feeling up a bag with a hole in it "vanity of vanities"??? The unconsicous obssesion with greed. Im not really sure but it is in the sense that the american dream will not be fullfilled (or the dream is the constant race towards your own dream not the "American") because the general american notion of greed. Meaning when you have something you tend to want more or some new task to keep yourself busy? Is that why Fitzgerald killed of gatbsy because he wanted to get across that when he ACCOMPLISHED Daisy he would in the sense get bored with the desired ambition to win her back. Thus causing her to continue is strive for something that satisfied him at that moment or is that death main resultant of the American dream...? As you can see i am somewhat confused hahah yeah just would be nice to recieve some feedback or perception.

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Fitzgerald was obsessed with notions of success and wealth, and even when he achieved both as an author, his stories and novels dealt with this theme repeatedly. In The Great Gatsby, the protagonist represents the pinnacle of the idea of "The American Dream" because he is born into poverty and becomes a self-made man. Gatsby achieves success almost through sheer force of will, because he does it to win Daisy, who refuses to marry him when he is poor. In this way, wealth is equated not just with money but with love and happiness, and Fitzgerald often explored the seeming contradictory tendency of the wealthy to be unhappy and unfulfilled.

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