The great gatsby, writing homework help: In his essay “Paradox and Dream,” Steinbeck describes
In his essay “Paradox and Dream,” Steinbeck describes Americans as “a restless, dissatisfied, a searching people” (1)—we dream of buying a home, but once we get it, we’re dissatisfied and want something bigger. The Great Gatsby also has a lot to say about Americans and the American Dream. Throughout the novel, we see Jay Gatsby trying to achieve his dreams of wealth and Daisy’s love. Tom and Daisy, with their riches and life of leisure, have seemingly achieved the American Dream, but also are described as restless and unsatisfied. George Wilson has started his own business, but is struggling to make ends meet. Using at least three examples from The Great Gatsby (and, if you’d like, other works we encountered this semester) show how the authors express this idea about Americans and the American Dream. Do you agree with this perspective? Why? What do you think would bring people true satisfaction?