What is the American Dream? (Symbolism (Colors (Green (Hope), Red (Death),…
What is the American Dream?
Wealth, Power, and Social Class
These factors affect whether or not the American Dream can be achieved by Americans
Old money, new money, no money
Gatsby Represents the American Dream
Gatsby represents the American Dream.
Gatsby had money which put him on the highest position in social class.
Had a huge house with cars and other luxurious items
Would've have the dream girl is Daisy left Tom.
Came from having nothing to being successful
Past and Future
Why must we be American?
Gatsby's Death represents the death of the American Dream
Corruption makes the American Dream unattainable.
Gatsby was a bootlegger
Took a shortcut into getting rich
False purity or goodness
Decay, corruptness, dishonesty
Daisy is all that is left to Gatsby to achieve the American Dream
Green color represents dream
(dream beyond reach)
Corruption and death
The American Dream
Hard work can lead one from rags to riches
Statistics on who still believes in the Dream