Intro: construct a thesis that identifies what Fitzgerald message is related to one of the following: money, hypocrisy or the american dream
Concluding: What is the significance of the message? So what?Intro
"The Great Gatsby" is a novel by Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is a dreamer who lives extravagantly, but grows up poor. The american dream is coming to the United States for freedom, and opportunity to have a decent, well deserved life. "The Great Gatsby" shows the modern version of the american dream, building up to extreme wealth, exactly what happens to Jay Gatsby. Fitzgerald's eventual message about the american dream is that it is all a lie, Gatsby resorts to murder to achieve the "dream".Concluding
The american dream, as portrayed by Fitzgerald, has been tarnished. Although Gatsby achieves the "dream", he does it through unspeakable, not to mention criminal acts. The true american dream is supposed to be about working hard for a moderately good life that is earned; the altered modern day american dream is becoming extremely wealthy. Gatsby is a dreamer who ends up wealthy, but ultimately his achievement of the modern american dream is his downfall.
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