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Define American Dream

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1

Rebellion

Goes against American Dream - "I decided to go back home"

2

Rebellion

Gatsby has both good and bad inside him

4

American Dream

Fails because of "Human condition" - humans are flawed, Dream is not

5

American Dream

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I light my lamp beside the golden door

10

American Dream

Last and greatest of all human dreams

11

American Dream.

A fresh green breast of the new world

12

American Dream

The ash grey men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air

13

American Dream

Introductions forgotten on the spot

14

American Dream

The seeking of it leads to destruction - "accidental burden"

15

American Dream

People are like foam - empty, disintegrate easily
TJ Eckleburg - missing nose, mouth, perfection is disintegrating
Moths - not invited, weak, trying to be butterflies,
Hedonistic - excess

16

American Dream

But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paint less days, under sun and rain, brood on over the solemn dumping ground

17

American Dream

Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruit error in New York. Every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back for in a pyramid of purples halves

18

America Dream

In his blue gardens men and girls came and went among the whispering so and the champagne and the stars

23

Gatsby

"Studying needed inventions"

24

Gatsby

Relations with Meyer wolfsheim call his legitimacy into question

25

Gatsby

Redeemed by his love for daisy

29

Gatsby

An extraordinary gift for Hope

30

Gatsby

It is what preyed on Gatsby. What foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams

31

Gatsby

The service of a vast, vulgar, meretricious beauty

32

Daisy

Plaza Hotel scene - we begin to see the real her

33

Myrtle

Sympathetic because of upbringing but hate because of affair. Does she love tom or use him

34

Gatsby

Paid a high price for living too long with s single Dream

36

George and myrtle Wilson

Outsiders desperate to enter American Dream

37

Myrtle Wilson

Killed by Gatsby's car - representation of her dreams

38

George Wilson

Ironically fixes cars that represent the ideologies that trap him

40

Gatsby

There was something gorgeous about him

41

Gatsby

You can't repeat the past? Why of course you can

42

Daisy

They were careless people, tom and daisy, they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made

44

Daisy

I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool

45

Daisy

She wanted her life shaped now, immediately