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The “American Dream” in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald sees the "American Dream" as something corrupt, and not easy to achieve. The "American Dream" is made up of a long social ladder, and it is often impossible to be accepted at the top of this social ladder. In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as a good example of the "American Dream.” However, there is a fine line between what many think is the "…

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…climb their way out of poverty and into the upper echelon of the American social structure. In Gatsby’s case, the “American Dream” grabbed a hold of him so tightly that when he actually achieved it; he did not actually want it any more. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a caution for generations to come that they do not have to follow anyone else’s dreams, but they should follow their own.