Great Gatsby - Corruption of the American Dream

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The American Dream can be interpreted by many people to mean many different things. Even with various definitions, to the majority of people, it is to be happy, wealthy and successful in life. Assumptions are often made that money always leads to happiness -- this is wrong. When you have an unlimited amount of money, you can always buy the things that satisfy your taste. These items will make you happy but only for a short amount of time; after that, the consumer becomes bored with having everything that he could possibly want. This is just one of the ways the characters in the novel are swallowed up by these misleading representations of the American Dream. The true meaning of the American Dream is lost by the characters in The Great Gatsby, and leads

them to the downfall of their life trying to obtain it's illusionary goals.

For Jay, in The Great Gatsby, the interpretation of the dream is that through

wealth and power, one can acquire happiness. To get this happiness, Jay must reach into the past and relive an old dream; to do thi

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