Society's complete replacement of the American Dream with materialism is pointed out moments later, when Nick and Gatsby attempt to discern the charm in Daisy's voice. The American Dream is based on the idea that any person, no matter who they are, can become successful in life by working hard. I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn't fit to lick my shoe. The novel is 'an exploration of the American Dream as it exists in a corrupt period of history. But the worst qualities of the modern American Dream are represented in Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Scott Fitzgerald and relates to the corruption of the American dream.
This idea of the American dream is quite simple; a person, when he works hard, will gain what he wants. Before Gatsby went off to fight in the war, Daisy had promised that she would wait for him. The Twenties were a time of social experiments, self-indulgence, and dissatisfaction for majority of Americans. Daisy firmly believed that and material items were the most important things in life. People were starting to see the potential in becoming rich without restrictions. He strives to achieve these things because he started life with none of them.
Knowing this, one can see that no matter how hard Gatsby tries to live his fantasy, he will never be able to achieve it. When people become so involved in materialistic things, it will not bring happiness in the end, but more hardship. The American dream is sublime motivation for accomplishing ones goals and producing achievements, however when tainted with wealth the dream becomes devoid and hollow. In addition to this, Gatsby earned all his money illegally; he was a bootlegger and also sold alcohol illegally to generate his income. His ostentatious parties, boundless mansion, and lavish clothing are all signs of his unknowing corruption. Most characters in the novel The Great Gatsby all wanted money, wealth and happiness and would do anything in their power to get this.
Although the marriage of Daisy and Tom Buchanan may have been based on love and devotion, it, like the American Dream as a whole, has been corrupted to become disingenuous and predatory. He smiled understandingly—much more than understandingly. They build a fabulous life, one with all the money, adventure, and social connections pampered elites could want. This quote shows how Gatsby was striving for his goal and trying to accomplish it no matter what the obstacles were. The challenge is even more difficult because the amount of people trying to achieve the same goal when only a select few can. He names Gatsby even though Daisy had something to do with it.
He is a white supremacist. Everybody wants to live the American Dream, because of how astonishing society makes it sound. The is about what happened to the in the 1920s, a time period when the dream had been corrupted by the avaricious pursuit of wealth. For example, Gatsby hosted lavish parties at his mansion in hopes that Daisy might find her way to attend them. This drives George to shoot Gatsby and then himself. I'd thought they'd be a nice durable cardboard. His burning desire to win Daisy's love symbolizes the basis of the old dream: an ethereal goal and a never-ending search for the opportunity to reach that goal.
It is possibly from this point in his life that the need to succeed arose. This novel also describes the gap between the rich and the poor Gatsby and the Wilsons, West Egg and the Valley of the Ashes by comparing the differences between the Western United States traditional western culture and the Eastern United States money obsessed values. This 'dismal' and 'desolate' wasteland exists side-by-side with the white and unreal dream of Daisy and her world. The world in which Gatsby lives is corrupted but it is also glamorous. She loved Tom but she also loved Gatsby.
The same is true for Gatsby. To start off, Daisy illustrated disillusionment of the American dream throughout the story. People want to live this elegant lifestyle; of working hard to get a great amount of money. While many people work to attain their American dream, others believe that the dream is seemingly impossible to reach, like F. In actuality, the 1920s were an age of conformity, false aspirations due to the American dream, and the obsession with social class statuses. Gatsby does this to create an illusion of social standing.
Then Daisy looked at the pearl necklace that Tom had bought her and called it back on. This lifestyle included new activities from the development of leisure time to creating a strong sense of materialism and social standing. Subsequently, when Gatsby dies, any chance the American Dream has of surviving in the dehumanized modern world dies with him. It was Daisy that was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, but Jay was willing to take the blame in place of Daisy. People who are upper class are the ones that have money, drive fancy cars, and have nice, big houses. Fitzgerald does an amazing job with providing evidence of the destruction of the American dream throughout the novel The Great Gatsby.