The Unattainable Dream

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“Away! Away! For I will fly to thee, not charioted by Bacchus and his pards, but on the viewless wings of Poesy, though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee! Tender is the night, and haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne, cluster’d around by all her starry Fays; but there is no light, save what from heaven is with the breezes blown through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.” This is a poem by John Keats called “Ode to a Nightingale” that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to come up with the title of this great novel; Tender Is the Night. Fitzgerald’s writing style impacted the way people perceive the American Dream. His book also was a factor in helping him become known as one of the best authors in the twentieth... View More »

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Rosemary realized for the first time that he was always stopping in places to get a drink, and she wondered how Mary North liked it.” (Fitzgerald 60) Abe indulges himself in beer, liquor and wine and he slowly starts drowning in alcoholism. Albert McKisco, an author, and Tommy Barban, a mercenary soldier, start bickering with each other. “Do you want to step out here—we’re only a mile from the hotel and you can walk it or I’ll drag you there. You’ve got to shut up and shut your wife up! You’re a bully, (said McKisco) you know you’re stronger muscularly than I am. But I’m not afraid of you.” Then the two of them actually engage in a duel over something as little as an argument. “One—two—three! Abe counted in a strained voice. They fired at the same moment. McKisco swayed but recovered himself. Both shots had missed.” (Fitzgerald 49) Even though they both missed, it was still a senseless way to resolve their problem. And finally, Dick Diver, a psychologist and Rosemary Hoyt, an actress, have an affair. The first time she wants it, Dick turns her down. But when Dick gets another opportunity, he takes it. “When he tottered out, Dick and Rosemary embraced fleetingly. There was dust of Paris over both of them through which they scented each other: the rubber guard on Dick’s fountain pen, the faintest odor of warmth from Rosemary’s neck and shoulders.” (Fitzgerald 108-109) Even though Dick knew it was wrong, he still did it. All of these factors contribute to the American dream. Basically saying that doing what one wants or feels like may not be the best for that person or ...

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