The American Dream
Graciela Martinez & Monica Martinez: 7th Period
What is it?
the American Dream is idea that every person should be granted with equal opportunities to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. An Iranian writer and english professor, Azar Nafisi, said, " The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream." She said this to try and show people that if you crave wealth too badly you could loose your way and path that you eventually mess up the goal for yourself.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby goes with the american dream because it shows what people did to gain the wealth.It started off with them using materialism and consumerism to develop this dream.However along the way their vision was blurred and led to the corruption of the American Dream that everyone had always wished for.Not only in the book but in the movie does it illustrate the american dream.In the movie,The Great Gatsby visually shows the aspect of the people in 1920, in which they wanted to achieve the wealth by having a tendency to have material possessions and selling or buying products.