"The American Dream" is a concept that plays an important role in the novel The Great Gatsby, which was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920's, a time period when many Americans were living the dream. "The American Dream" embodies the best of America. It is the chance to gain material wealth and spiritual happiness for people who start out with nothing. People from all different countries used to come to America for the
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creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness of whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean upt he mess they had made..." (188) Gatsby was closest to his dream before he tried to make it his goal-when he was a young lieutenant with Daisy in her car. The society, as the narrator Nick realized, was the foul dust that let Gatsby down and, ultimately, caused his death.