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America's flawed dream

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Date Issued:
2008
Summary:
F. Scott Fitzgerald's work is intrinsically connected to the American dream, which is the belief that through hard work and determination one can achieve success. The lives of the male protagonists in The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night, however, reveal the many flaws of the American dream. The most significant flaw, as Fitzgerald demonstrates, is that although a certain level of success is possible, a dreamer is never satisfied. Despite the passage of nine years between the publication of the two novels and the changes the nation underwent between 1925 and 1934, Fitzgerald's opinion is not altered; he remains pessimistic. He concludes in both novels that [the] American dream cannot be attained.
Title: America's flawed dream: F. Scott Fitzgerald's view of the American dream in the roaring twenties and the Great Depression.
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Name(s): Stetson, Natalie C.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: v, 44 leaves.
Language(s): English
Summary: F. Scott Fitzgerald's work is intrinsically connected to the American dream, which is the belief that through hard work and determination one can achieve success. The lives of the male protagonists in The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night, however, reveal the many flaws of the American dream. The most significant flaw, as Fitzgerald demonstrates, is that although a certain level of success is possible, a dreamer is never satisfied. Despite the passage of nine years between the publication of the two novels and the changes the nation underwent between 1925 and 1934, Fitzgerald's opinion is not altered; he remains pessimistic. He concludes in both novels that [the] American dream cannot be attained.
Identifier: 276357944 (oclc), 77695 (digitool), FADT77695 (IID), fau:1515 (fedora)
Note(s): by Natalie Clair Stetson.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2008.
Bibliography: leaves 41-44.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, FL : 2008 Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
Depressions -- 1929 -- Economic conditions
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