This is all I ever wanted. my ideal American dream.
I only want you! I only love you!
Gatsby's Corrupted American Dream
To get money, I needed to do this. I did it for Daisy.
My mom believes that the american dream has to do with having enough wealth so that it is not a stress in life.
His ideal american dream was for Daisy to "go to Tom and say: "I never loved you."" Then, "they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house (Fitzgerald 109)." This is his ideal American dream that has not been corrupted yet by the reality that this can't happen in real life.
Gatsby's dream was to make money to get Daisy. However, Tom lets the reader know that "[Gatsby] and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug stores and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter (Fitzgerald 133)." The dream of Gatsby's to make money was clearly a corrupted american dream because he had to divulge in illegal business to succeed.