The possession of money’ and power’, no doubt, can provide material and pride satisfaction in life; but it cannot fulfill the real needs of the human heart, which is true love and genuine happiness.
I have an idea Gatsby himself didnt believe it would come and perhaps he no longer cared. Hill was an American businessman who rose from nothing in Minnesota and became one of the wealthiest Americans through shipping, and later railroads.
If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream (page 169). Wolfshiem tells Nick that I raised him up out of nothing, right out of the gutter.
He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night (page 189).
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.
The main theme in the Great Gatsby focuses on the corruption of the American Dream.
The basic quality of the American Dream described in the novel is the hope for something, and the consistent determination to reach your idealistic goal.
After attaining the material wealth, however, there is no clearly outlined steps to take.
Fitzgerald shows how the American dream can fail in The Great Gatsby.
Gatsby and his dream ultimately die in the pool among the fallen leaves.
Wilson, before his wife dies tries as a last resort to go West, and achieve the American dream of success.