Gatsby American Dream

Gatsby American Dream

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  • Interview Dream
  • If I can spend time with my family and do what I love, I've achieved the American Dream.
  • Gatsby's Idealized Dream
  • I've been able to make so much money to live in pure luxury. I hope I can get Daisy to marry me!
  • Gatsby's Corrupt Dream
  • The only way I can get to be so rich to have a chance at Daisy is to sell illegal alcohol...
  • "To me, the American Dream is the ability to pursue my passions and to enjoy life."
  • "‘Your place looks like the world’s fair,’ [Nick] said.  ‘I have been glancing into some of the rooms. Let’s go to Coney Island, old sport. In my car...Well, suppose we take a plunge in the swimming pool? I haven’t made use of it all summer.’" (Fitzgerald, 1925, p. 87)
  • "‘[Gatsby] and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger...'" (Fitzgerald, 1925, 143)
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