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[Last Name] 1 [Your Name] [Instructor Name] [Course Number] [Date] The Great Gatsby: The American Dream Corrupted Growing up I loved Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. Not the hardships he suffered or his calculated plans for revenge, no, it was his transformation. He reinvented himself in order to achieve his destiny and through it, he became what those around him desired. As I grew up, I too found myself reinventing who I was, be it at the gym or through my stylistic choices, career path and friends. These metamorphoses I realized, were misaligned with desires however, they were not sincere. Disassociating from one’s own roots and compromising our values, ideals, and beliefs leads to misguided aspirations under false pretenses. Luckily, my family intervened as they feared it would lead to a shallow existence of placatory behaviors, a phony! In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby’s character did not benefit from such an awakening. However, Nick Carraway’s character who, after witnessing the carnage brought about by the misguided attempts to win over a long-lost love, did have an epiphany, rousing him from his own downward moral spiral. Fitzgerald ...
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