The American Dream

An ideal that all humans should have an equal opportunity to pursue happiness and success

“The American Dream is that dream of a land where life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”



East Egg: False

These people are born into ‘the dream”

Don’t work for anything

West Egg: Corrupt

These people ‘bootleg’ their way to the top but are never fully accepted into the elite social group.

The Valley of Ashes: Failed

These people believe that they can reach the top so they keep working but never get there. The dream consistently fails them.

New York: Illusion

Anything is possible here (or at least it feels like it is). This place offers an escape for many people from reality.

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