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Post  MitchellHill on Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:51 am

The question I have decided to research is how the idea of the American dream is a false reality and isolation of the individual in American society will lead to one's downfall is apparent in The Great Gatsby. This was a question I was asked last year but there was never anything done with it and I have decided to pursuit this question.
The first article titled' "Boats against the Current" talks about how the American dream is an idea that is built up in an American's mind so much so, that once it is discovered, it is not ever what it seems to be. Once the American Dream is seen for the first time it is immediately gone and is to never be discovered again. This play directly into part to of my question because the constant pursuit of the American Dream is bound to lead to one's downfall and thus, they isolate themselves from society.
Also, I am going to use the actual novel, The Great Gatsby, because F. Scott Fitzgerald makes references throughout his novel about how the American dream and isolation amongst American Society is apparent through his main characters, Nick and Gatsby.

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Post  adamlowe on Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:33 pm

First of all I like the use of The Great Gatsby. THis is a great book. Secondly I think this is a very interesting topic, I would assume there will be lots of sources and information for this topic.

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Post  AustinTri on Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:44 pm

I agree, the use of the Great Gatsby is one of my all time favorite books.... And this will make for a really good project. Great Job.

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Post  AustinTri on Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:26 pm

Another thing that I noticed is you could talk a little more about the American dream and maybe what that means to you as a person. Put your own twist to it and tell how you see the American dream. Another suggestion is to maybe ask other people what their ideas of the American dream would be. Take a survey?

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Post  DanielSherwood on Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:05 pm

I read your initial 2 page paper and from what I saw then I thought you did an absolute great job using both the Great Gatsby and District 9. If you can continue using those two sources and keep them connected throughout the project it will turn out fantastic.

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