What is the American dream and what does it mean to you?
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character theme song...http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081017043015AADx1Ik. 

As we all know in the Great Gatsby Myrtle is a cheating gold digger that will do anything for money.  Myrtles husband George isn’t good enough for her.  Tom shows up to the repair garage and Myrtle is all over him because of his riches.  Just like any victim of a cheating spouse, poor George had no idea he was being cheated on.  It’s obvious she is a gold digger because she simply had to choose between George and Tom. And it was Tom of course.  Tom being a graduate of Yale has a great education and a lot of money in his pocket which attracts Myrtle.  Not only is Myrtle cheating, Tom is cheating on his wife Daisy.  With Tom’s background of being a stubborn, arrogant and hypocritical bully it’s hard to believe that any woman would want to be married to him in the first place.  That’s why it’s easy to see that Myrtle is a gold digger.  For example when they were driving down the street there was a man selling puppies and she just had to have one.  Because Myrtle is gorgeous to Tom, Tom bought into it.  In this song (Gold digger) by Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, it describes a typical gold digger female that’s just in it for the money and nothing else.

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What is the American dream and what does it mean to you?

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What is the American dream?...The American dream means many things to me, but freedom is what I think of when I think of the American dream. I think the dream for American’s is that we will never live in fear and will never have to worry about our freedom being taken away from us. The American dream to me also means that people in America will stop fight, gang violence and other things from keeping peace. I think the American people also want to see a change in the government which is part of the American dream. I also think the American dream means that we try to keep peace with the rest of the world. That being other countries trying to solve conflict between one another. Every citizen of the United States dreams of lower taxes, safety in their communities. I think most people would agree with the exception of keeping world peace because there are a lot of Americans that want to have the upper hand and bomb every other country. I also think that the people have to support the troops more because they are fighting for our freedom and that is one of the biggest parts of being an American. If it wasn’t for them we probably wouldn’t be here right now.

 

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The Jazz age

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As I read the Great Gatsby and the imagery that the book gives, I always think of the mob. I think of the mafia and all of the famous gangsters. When I played a simulated game on the computer of the 1920s and I saw the way people dressed, I thought of Al Capone for some reason. I think that Al Capone describes a big part of America's history in the 1920s and the jazz age. Capone was the definition of a public enemy in the 1920s. Al Capone moved to Chicago in 1920 and worked for the worlds biggest mob leader, Johnny Torrio. I can connect Al Capone to the Great Gatsby because in this era it seems like sex, drugs, alcohol, money and music really defined it. Al Capone was earning 60 million dollars a year from selling alcohol alone. He was also receiving 45 million from other things earned. Al Capone was as gangster as it got. He bribed the police and the politicians of Chicago. Capone spent 75 million just on bribing the police and politicians. Everywhere that Capone went, his body guards traveled with him. When he traveled he traveled in a armoured limo with his armed body guards. Capone finally got arrested and he did 11 years in jail. Once he was released he retired from the gang life and moved to his mansion in Florida in 1925.  

 

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