An ideal that all humans should have 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” – James Truslow Adams ‘Epic of America’
East Egg – These people are born into ‘The Dream’ FALSE
West Egg – These people ‘Bootleg’ their way to the top but are never fully accepted into the elite social group. CORRUPT
Valley of Ashes – These people work hard and they never move out of poverty. The dream consistently fails them. FAILED
New York – Anything is possible here or at least it feels like it is. This place offers the escape from reality for many people. ILLUSION