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The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald

In Jon Meacham article in Time Magazine (2012), one could deduce the main theme as the American dream. In the summary of the article, the author speaks of how the concept of the American dream emanated. The article talks about some of the presidents and co-founders in making America having a dream of the country being prosperous one day. The same ideology got hold of people as they strived to become wealthy and live a decent life. Furthermore, the article continues to describe that the American dream received a number of challenges in the making and concluded that it gave people hope to work for a better tomorrow. The author provides an example of how the American dream in 2008 became challenged by economic depressions, terrorism, and many other factors. Meacham (2012) refers to the American dream as false hope that keeps people going with a hope of better things to emanate in future. In relation to the book, the Great Gatsby, a number of characters dreamt of it and lived it. In the story, Gatsby a poor person dream of one day becoming a rich man, of which he achieved though, in a dubious way through bootlegging activities. Daisy, who also grew from a humble background, left his childhood lover, Gatsby to marry a rich guy that could satisfy her dream. It is the American dream of living a life of richness and greatness that Gatsby opted to buy a house in the Long Island Sound so as to appear wealthy. Furthermore, Gatsby held a number of parties so as to show how wealthy he was in order to attract Daisy’s attention…. Furthermore, the article continues to describe that the American dream received a number of challenges in the making and concluded that it gave people hope to work for a better tomorrow. The author provides an example of how the American dream in 2008 became challenged by economic depressions, terrorism, and many other factors. Meacham (2012) refers to the American dream as false hope that keeps people going with hope of better things to emanate in future. In relation to the book, the Great Gatsby, a number of characters dreamt of it and lived it. In the story, Gatsby a poor person dream of one day becoming a rich man, of which he achieved though, in a dubious way through bootlegging activities. Daisy, who also grew from a humble background, left his childhood lover, Gatsby to marry a rich guy that could satisfy her dream. It is through the American dream of living a life of richness and greatness that Gatsby opted to buy a house in the Long Island Sound so as to appear wealthy (Meacham, 2012). Furthermore, Gatsby held a number of parties so as to show how wealthy he was in order to attract Daisy’s attention. It is via his American dream that eventually he found his lover. In relation to the article written by Meacham (2012), American dream sometimes fades away from the dreamers. In the book, Gatsby eventually got murdered losing his entire American dream. In reading the article written by Taner Akcam (2012) in New York Times, hypocrisy emanates as a theme. In the summary of the article, Taner provides an overview of how Turkey prime minister, Recep Erdogan was against authoritarian regimes plus the massacres of civilians in Syria. The article depicted Turkey as a hypocrite since they too murdered non Turks during the end of

The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald