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Essay title: Great Gatsby Quotes

In the novel The Great Gatsby, The major theme is the collapse of the American dream. The American Dream consisted of money, lots of money. The Quote, “Her voice is full of money,” is said about Daisy by Gatsby. To me this means that she has been raised rich and will always remain rich, which is the American dream. Gatsby believes that Daisy’s voice is full of money and that is very addicting to him. It is the reason he is so attached to her, she is Mr. Gatsby’s American dream. Like all people, Gatsby tries to grasp this American dream and to do that he has to convince Daisy that she should be his, if he could accomplish this task, then he could achieve this dream, but what happens if he does accomplish this and is still not happy.

If Gatsby had money, Daisy and her voice full of money, and everything else he wanted, would that crush the American Dream. Could it be that the reason the American dream was dying is because they based it all on material objects and not on honesty, trust, and love? In the 1920's, the era was full of greediness, dishonesty, cynicism, and empty pursuit of happiness. How could anyone even trust their own spouse, you would have to be worrying about them all the time and you would be sceptical of everything they did. Everyone would be out for themselves, so no one could even try to make another happy because they would be too worried about themselves to care about others dreams and happiness. Perhaps if they had of restored the original American dream, then it would have turned out a lot better. The original dream was discovery, individualism, and the pursuit of happiness. This original dream probably would have made almost everyone happy even the poor people because other wealthier people might help them out, instead of being greedy like in the corrupted dream. Also, I believe that not as many people would have died in this novel if the American dream was the original and not the corrupted, evil dream of the 1920's. So, the quote, “Her voice is full of money,” is referring to the corrupt dream the world conformed to in the 1920's.

The quote, “Suppose you meet someone just as careless as yourself?" is said to Jordan by Nick. This quote tells about the carelessness of the wealthy people in the 1920's. The upper class cared about no one except themselves. They did not care if they hurt or even killed a person as shown in the ending of The Great Gatsby. Jordan, Tom, Daisy and Mr. Gatsby all show this carelessness throughout the book. Also this quote ties into the American dream of that time because the social upperclass was greedy and cared about no one except themselves. They could easily blame someone else for something they did and not think about it any other time. It would never be their fault and they could easily remove themselves from guilt of a tragedy mentally and physically. Also this quote ties into the American dream of that time because the social upperclass was greedy and cared about no one except themselves.

This is another reason why I think that a lot of people would not have died in this novel if the American Dream would not have been corrupted. If it had not been, then these upper class people would have cared if they hurt or kill another living human and not just think nothing of it. They would help the less fortunate and not just think of them as below them just because they did not have any money. With is carelessness they also did not care about themselves either. They did not care if they died or hurt their spouse. They drank and partied and cheated

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