Dreams In The Making Essay

980 words - 4 pages

A definition of dream is an unrealistic or self-deluding fantasy. The theme I chose for Great Gatsby is that many people have dreams, and are willing to give up their high priorities to make them come true. In my essay I will give you some examples from the book of the Great Gatsby then explain why it supports my theme. The first point will be about Jay Gatsby and his hope for Daisy and what he gives up to be with her. Another point Daisy and the things she gives up to achieve her dream. The final point is that the Valley of Ashes is a symbol of dreams that cannot be achieved.

In Great Gatsby, Gatsby is a man that is new around West Egg. Early on the narrator makes the readers think that Jay is a man that no one knows anything of or about. But as the story progresses we soon realize that Gatsby is a very smart man willing to give anything up to get back with Daisy. When Nick gets invited to the party that Gatsby is hosting, he must know that something is wrong, because nobody is ever invited to Gatsby’s parties. Nick then sees Jordan and later on Jordan is asked to see Jay alone. When she comes back she tells Nick that he needs to invite Daisy to tea. Then Jordan goes on and tells Nick that she’s seen Jay before and it was five years ago when Daisy was hanging out with Gatsby. And now Jay has this unstoppable will for getting Daisy’s love back. When Nick finally realizes that the only reason he got invited to the party was just so Jay could get some sort of contact with Daisy. Finally when Nick gets Daisy to come to tea Jay is acting really awkward. When Daisy finally arrives its awkward. Finally when Nick tells Jay to be a man pretty much the things start going and we can see that something connects Jay and Daisy. "’If it wasn't for the mist we could see your home across the bay,’ said Gatsby. ‘You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.’ Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said. Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.” This quote is on page 92-93. This quote describes my theme and my last point greatly. It does because this green light that Jay is talking about symbolizes his dream that he wants to achieve by...

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