People like Wilson always want more money. They always have something they need to get, and want to have the money to get it.
Gatsby works to make money, and then tries to become part of high society. However, he is gossiped about and not completely accepted because he is a new money man.
Society and Class
Jay Gatsby lived the American Dream. He started as a child of a farmer, and then made his way in the world, ending up with plenty of money and a nice house. He overcame various struggles to try and get what he wanted.
The American Dream
Everyone in the novel has some kind of relationship with another. Nick and Jordan fall in love, but it ultimately doesn't work out.
Love, Desire, and Relationships
Death and Failure
Gatsby ultimately is killed, after failing to win Daisy's affections, which had been his dream for years.
Morality and Ethics
Myrtle, Tom's mistress, gets hit by Tom and he breaks her nose. Throughout the novels there are various non ethical actions taken by characters.