Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald - 1413 Words

Bernie Sanders once said: For many, American Dream has become a nightmare. American Dream, a fancy term that s indicate the life that all Americans dream of. Freedom, rich, diversity of opportunity, respect, popular,... Basically a perfect ideal of life! But what happen when you reach the perfectness? Isn t the value of perfect is no more valuable anymore? And American Dream will become meaningless? Through the glass of Fitzgerald, the story The Great Gatsby has genuinely portrayed the picture of the American Dream, which also revealed the truth behind its glamorousness. The story has successfully symbolize the actual American Dream. Envy, sinful, lies, heartless, and unreachable, that s truth behind the fog and the green†¦show more content†¦The green light at Daisy s house dock is a metaphor for Gatsby s dream. The action of Gatsby hopelessly glanced toward and stretched his arm expressed his desire of reaching his dream. Green as usual, represent the darkness, evilness. E nvy, desire of society and the impossible of achieving the materialistic American Dream. The last page of the novel, where Nick Caraway expressed his felling about the reality of this world after experienced it. He says, His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it (180). After Gatsby s dead, Nick realized how disgusting American Dream and the society are. Gatsby has followed his dream and he has found it so close, so close that it seems so far away. This quote doesn t mention anything about the green light, but it explains the meaning of the green light in a very literature way. The light behind the fog portrays such impractical dream and hope, it s also symbolize the quixotic of the existence of the American Dream. Even Gatsby, with his unbelievable passion and effort to reach his goal still never reach it! American Dream is not a goal, it s just an illusion. Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. I t eluded us then, but that’s no matter-tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther†¦. And one fine The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald - 1413 Words Everybody has dreams, and everybody must deal with reality – that is the nature of life. A dream can be defined as something imagined, an ambition or an ideal, and reality is the term assigned to all things real. Humans, by our very nature, are ambitious, ever pursuing our dreams, our deepest desires. It is the very purpose of life to make our goals our aspirations, real. Therefore it is the nature of life to live through reality and to dream. It is fitting, then, that many texts have been composed based on ‘Dreams and Reality’. ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Great Expectations’, ‘the talented Mr. Ripley’, and ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ are some such texts. We all need to have dreams and goals, they give us purpose. This is evident in the†¦show more content†¦Fitzgerald also presents the rich as being immoral and wicked, and many of the rich in the novel did not work for their money. The poor, on the other hand, are portrayed as being rundown and beaten, and simply unable to get ahead despite their sincerest efforts; â€Å"One thing s sure and nothing s surer, the rich get richer and the poor get - children.† Fitzgerald stresses that unless you are born into wealth, it is virtually impossible to achieve it. Social Class, therefore, is depicted as being unavoidable, and in the novel the characters are separated by it. There are the rich, snobby members of the upper class; Tom, Daisy, Jordan, and there are the hardworking ‘chums’ of the lower class; George and Myrtle. Characterization plays an important role in the novel. Fitzgerald creates his characters to suit the very themes that he is trying to communicate. Tom, for example represents the callous, immoral nature of the very rich; â€Å"-even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach,† Tom is having an affair with a married woman and he carelessly flaunts this fact; â€Å"We’re getting off,† he insisted. â€Å"I want you to meet my girl.† He is also quite the liar, he has Myrtle, his mistress, convinced that he will not be able to marry her because his wife is a Catholic and will not