Jay Gatsby's American Dream

By:Dylan Caskey

His American Dream

Gatsby's American dream was to find true love. He had a love at first site but was not the man Daisy could be with at the time. She needed a rich man because rich girls don't marry poor boys.

His goal

Gatsby was always had feelings for his Ex lover Daisy. He knew she wanted to live a lavish life and Gatsby did not come from a wealthy family. Instead he had to become a bootlegger. He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter." Tom says this in the book

James love quotes

Is achieving the American Dream possible for everyone?

A love story gone bad

In the end of the book James was killed by a man named Wilson. He was never able to achieve his dream even though Daisy loved him as well. "She never loved you, do you hear? She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me" Gatsby said this when telling Daisy to tell Tom that she never loved him.

The American dream

The American dream exists but only for the people who truly work for it and even then it still isn't possible for them. The people who strive for it are the people who want to be happy. Some people that are living it range from all levels of wealth as well.

Theme of this book

The theme of this book is true love and happiness, but only fools fall in love. Gatsby may just be in love with the idea of Daisy. Daisy was just an ex that really moved on and married Tom, She couldn't say she didn't love him instead saying "Oh, you want too much!" she cried to Gatsby. "I love you now – isn't that enough? I can't help what's past." She began to sob helplessly. "I did love him once"