The cost of pursuing a dream
To pursue a dream, many people sacrifice who they used to be by becoming someone their not, costing their reputation. In The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, many characters change their ways to impress and pursue other certain things. Jay Gatsby for one, he took jobs and participated in events that led him to enormous pounds of money in order to be what Daisy wanted in hopes of being with her once more. Since Gatsby didn't take the time to get to know his peers "wild rumors" (Fitzgerald 101), were constantly the chatter of the town. Some say "he killed a man" (Fitzgerald 44), and other say he was a "German spy" (Fitzgerald 44). In a similar way, character, Flynn Rider, from Disney's animated movie Tangled, spent his time stealing the crown of the lost princess to become rich. This action only costed him the reputation of theft which led the whole kingdom looking out for the sight of him so that he could be "hung for his crimes."
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