The Great Gatsby The American


I have just read a novel called "The Great Gatsby" this novel was based in the 1920's. In this novel there are lots of drinking, and partying. In this essay I'll be writing about how the novel condemns the belief of "The American Dream", this belief states that, hard working people are successful and happy lives. And in this novel "The American Dream" was just a mirage.
One of the characters in the novel that represents the American Dream is Wilson he was one of the character that was a hard worker and own his own mechanic shop, he was one of the characters the worked every day and every night to support his family. For all he did for his family he was rewarded by his wife leaving him for ...

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over. The "death car" as the newspapers called it, didn't stop; it came out of the gathering darkness, wavered tragically for a moment and then disappeared around the next bend. Michaelis wasn't even sure of it's color---he told the first policeman that it was light green. The other car, the one going toward New York, came to rest a hundred yards beyond, and its driver hurried back to where Myrtle Wilson, her life violently extinguished, knelt in the road and mingled her thick, dark blood with the dust."Pg.144-145). For all this he got for all his hard work he went to find the killer and he thought the killer was Gatsby but it wasn't but he still went and killed Gatsby and killed him self("The chauffeur--he was one of Wolfshiem's proteges heard the shots--afterward he could only say that he hadn't thought anything much about them. I drove from the station directly to Gatsby's house and my rushing anxiously up the front steps was the first thing that alarmed anyone. But they knew ...

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