What is your dream? Do you wish to be richer? Happier? In love? The ultimate question is, can you have it all?
Gatsby, before the war, was in love with a girl he was sure he'd marry, but he didn't have the wealth. Gatsby, after the war, had more money than he ever could have dreamed, but he lost Daisy.
Perhaps... perhaps he dreamt for more than one man was ever meant to possess.
The 1920's Jazz Age clearly depicts the corruption of the affluent and the overwhelming wealth that was bestowed upon them in The Great Gatsby. With Gatsby burgeoning from rags to riches in the wrong way, the American Dream has been tainted during that time period. In an era where there were unlimited wants, neither the money nor the fame sated their needs. Wealth is clearly shown as a virulent disease which is inevitable during that time being surrounded by these particular people. The waning Dream portrays the diminution of the morals that are implemented within the American Dream itself, and has ultimately lost the aspect of opportunity in America. Characters like the supercilious Tom Buchanan who are abundant in his wealth and quick to be in anger are reprehensible. With receiving criticism in having no morals, he is caught by the cancer of the unremitting desire to be rich. This is also seen in Gatsby's servile attitude in which he ultimately cheats his way into becoming filled with riches by the illegals acts he committed. Instead of living a life of philanthropy which has morals embedded into the American Dream, the rich in The Great Gatsby squander their money in luxurious parties and worldly goods who fawn over the next best trends. All of these characters evade their true identity and are sugarcoated with adulterated and impure lifestyles. In Gatsby : The Dream, you will witness the prevaricated personas that are romanticized by their richness, but degenerate into their transitory marginal gains, which are worthy of rebuking.
Pranav Kunapuli Jess Chernak Joe Lim Jen Xu
Table of Contents: 1. Invitation to Gatsby's Party 2. Menu at Gatsby's Party 3. The Charleston 4. Cast List 5. Automobiles 6. Movie Soundtrack 7. Concrete Poem 9. F. Scott Fitzgerald's Timeline 10. F. Scott Fitzgerald's Scrapbook 11. CAD