Love was money was a main theme in the novel The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald there is an evident dream that even money cannot buy. This becomes reality to a character in the novel The Great Gatsby. Webster defines the American Dream as "an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity." This was evident in the novel because The American dream meant that one had lots of money, a large house, and beautiful wife. The main theme of the book was about Gatsby and the American Dream. The American Dream is what was supposed to give happiness to ones life. While Gatsby strives to make his dream become a reality he soon realizes that money is only a small portion of this dream. .
Firstly, a considerable amount of the American Dream is having wealth. Jay Gatsby believes he can buy happiness as shown threw his house, clothes, and Daisy. Jay Gatsby, formerly James Gatz, was raised on a farm in North Dakota. He was raised in a family who didn't have an excess of money. "His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people - his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all."(Fitzgerald 99). This was showing that Gatsby tried to block out the past and tried to forget where he came from. "The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was son of God- a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that-and he must be about his father's business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would like to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end." (104). He made himself up. It was in a curious way he never believed he was James Gatz, He had the ideal image of him self hand he knew who he .
wanted to be, Jay Gatsby. He was only what he told people. This gave him power and more of an opportunity of finally becoming apart of the American Dream.