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gatsby essay - Kyle Eng The novel The Great Gatsby is told...

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Kyle Eng The novel, The Great Gatsby , is told in the first person view of Nick Carraway; however, the story is mostly focused on Jay Gatsby and his dream. We start to see this dream in the beginning of the novel symbolized by the green light Gatsby sees. Even though the novel is fiction, it clearly represents the dreams of America in the 1920’s. Daisy is the main force that drives the theme of dreams, wealth, and time. At the end of chapter I, Nick sees Gatsby walking towards a green light. As the book progresses, the readers conclude this symbolizes Gatsby’s dream in trying to win Daisy back. Gatsby believes that if he makes enough money, he can achieve happiness; Daisy. So for years, Gatsby tried to attain as much money as he could so Daisy would love him again. We see this in chapter V as Gatsby tries to impress Daisy with his marvelous mansion when he invites her over. Likely, Americans think in a similar fashion, thinking they can buy their happiness through materialistic items. Both the
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