Many authors employ the notion of American dream in their works to uphold the success of America or to enhance a particular theme. However, in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, the author discusses about the failure of the American dream in the course of a corrupt period. In the book, the author main character Jay Gatsby does not achieve the American Dream due to his extreme enthusiasm to impress a girl and dubious means of acquiring wealth.
The novel main character Gatsby’s has an American dream of achieving his ultimate goal of being with Daisy his dream girl and plans to achieve this through power and money. Gatsby and Daisy met earlier but due to their difference in social classes they were unable to be together. The moment Gatsby got money, all he wishes is to be with Daisy and spend the rest of life with her even though she is married to Tom Buchman. Gatsby even moved near her as he wants to be with her so badly: