As a teenage girl, my grandma came to America for Italy to start a new life. She struggled at first but was able to learn English and become successful in America through determination and hard work.
A poor young man named James Gatz, come to the east Coast in search for a new life. He meets Dan Cody and changes his name to Jay Gatsby and goes to work with him on his boat. They work hard by starting a fish business and make a lot of money. They become successful and wealthy.
Gatsby and Cody buy illegal alcohol and sell it to people. Gatsby's dream of becoming rich off of hard work was not realistic and he was forced to get into the illegal smuggling business.