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In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald tells of the death of the "American Dream." Nick Carraway, a young, seemingly pure man from the west, decides to journey to New York to make his money on the stocks and bonds market. In New York, he is met with a story of love, lust, adultery and murder. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel telling of the death American Dream, and …

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…dead. Gatsby does not rest until his American Dream is finally fulfilled. However, it never becomes truly realized and he ends up paying the ultimate price of his life for it. The American Dream is different for everyone; whether it is love, money, wealth or recognition. With the outcome of the novel, Fitzgerald is showing the reader that the American Dream, symbolized by the death of Gatsby brought on by pursuing his dream, is dead.