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The corruption of the American Dream The Great Gatsby takes place during the 1920ís and it is a time when the old values and the new are in a battle with one another. The Great Gatsby has characters who believe in the American dream and those who are corrupting the dream in prosuit of wealth and personal gain. The character, Nick is the perfect example of those with the faith in the existence of the …

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…woman who uses her money and beauty inside of her mind to achieve things. She says, ď Iím glad itís a girl. And I hope sheíll be a foolóthatís the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.Ē(P.21) Daisy does not believe a woman who uses her mind will get anywhere in the world. The American dream is dead for her due to her thinking.