In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, ‘The Great Gatsby’,numerous thoughts and proposals can be discovered with respect to his temperwith regards to his dreams and thoughts regarding the American Dream. Thepursuer can delineate these dreams and thoughts through how he depicts hischaracters to pass on his contemplations and sentiments. The fundamentalthought that F. Scott Fitzgerald recommends about the condition of the AmericanDream, and the general population who seek after it, is the means by which materialisticit is, and how the pursuit of something so unbelievable and non-enduringcontinues to cause torment and misery for the individuals who are looking forit. Fitzgerald tells his pursuers, through the activities of his characters,how realism has debased the one extraordinary American Dream, and how there isno real way to be glad and substance when you look for a wonder such theAmerican Dream. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald is stating that the individuals who seekthe American Dream can never be fulfilled, due to the fact that the AmericanDream involves continually seeking something more than what we as of now have.The thought covered up inside Fitzgerald’s announcement here can be seen in thegreater part of the characters, however, most conspicuously in Jay Gatsby, Tomand Daisy, as they progress along their interest for something that scarcelyexists, and not only to the degree that they trust it does in their brains.
Every one of them are aching for something that isn’t genuine, and areexcessively gullible and fixated on their interest in joy to turn out fromunderneath their visual deficiency to see that what they are aching for is justharming them, and will just motivation agony and enduring in their lives. Jay Gatsby’s pursuit of his fantasy is one of lying andtricking. The further into the story we continue, the clearer it becomes to usthat Gatsby isn’t in the correct outlook as he moves along his pursuit of joy.His psyche is in a place where he trusts that deceiving people around him isthe best way to continue to achieve his goal, consequently the nearer to the conclusionof the story, we can see the clearer picture, all he is doing is harminghimself, as opposed to helping himself. “I’m going to fix everything just the wayit was before,” he said, nodding determinedly. “She’ll see.” (Fitzgerald 110) Depicting Gatsby’s statement is portrayed equally inideas and actions. Inevitably showing how the impact of Jay Gatsby’s pursuit ofhappiness, for the American Dream, ends in loss and sorrow for many people, andin Jay Gatsby’s case, ended in his solitude and death.
Conversely, Tom and Daisy’s quest for the AmericanDream makes them carry on with an existence loaded with the consistent yearningfor something all the more, despite the fact that they both adore each other,to a specific degree, and have an existence that numerous others would bedesirous of. Fitzgerald shows, through his words, how they experience theirfantasy just to the detriment of other individuals, and influence how they canprofit their own states throughout their life. Their interest can be portrayedas materialistic, fitting in with Fitzgerald’s suggestions about the conditionof the American Dream, and the general population who seek after it, in the waythat the characters utilize the general population around them just to theirown advantage, and as a method for attempting to accomplish their definitiveobjectives. For Daisy, for instance, this extreme objective is Jay Gatsby.Daisy and Tom’s pursuit, they had always wanted are materialistic as in asopposed to finding an end in their own particular right, they are utilizingthose they are encompassed by as a simulative unfortunate obligation.
The impact of the pursuitof happiness through the American Dream is incredibly well depicted by F. ScottFitzgerald, as he portrays the pain and lack of accomplishment of the pursuitthat is experienced by so many. Jay Gatsby ends up without his life, while Tomand Daisy are left helpless and without love in their relationship. They areable to come together to give themselves another chance at love, however notwith the expense of the pain that both have suffered, Tom with his mistress andDaisy with Gatsby. Fitzgerald portrays how selfish and self-concerned thepursuit for the American Dream makespeople, especially through the actions of Jay Gatsby. Demonstrating how Gatsbyis content with breaking up the relationship of a married couple for his ownpleasure and feelings, and how he has lost his emotional abilities towardsothers when he tells Daisy’s husband Tom, “Your wife doesn’t love you… She’snever loved you. She loves me.” (Fitzgerald 147) The pain and heartache thismust have caused for Tom is unimaginable, yet Gatsby is so enthralled with hisown feelings that he forgets that others feel too, and he fails to think aboutwhat he says before he says it.
Characters and wordsutilized in ‘The Great Gatsby’, allow F. Scott Fitzgerald to display thecondition of the American Dream is altogether materialistic, and that theindividuals who pursued such an incredible and un-enduring thing are justsetting themselves up for despair and agony. He can show through Jay Gatsby,Tom and Daisy, how the general population who are sufficiently gullible to seekafter a wonder such as this are the individuals who are content with carrying onwith their life brimming with untruths and narrow-mindedness.
The effect of thequest for the American Dream is depicted by Fitzgerald to cause more tormentthan it is worth. For Gatsby’s situation, the interest brought about hisdemise.