Two years after the great gatsby appeared, a reporter was sent to interview the famous author meeting the voice and embodiment of the jazz age, its product and its beneficiary, a popular novelist, a movie scenarist, a dweller in the gilded palaces, the reporter found instead, to his distinct hilarity, that fitzgerald was forecasting doom, death and damnation to his generation. University of rijeka faculty of humanities and social sciences department of english the american dream in the great gatsby course: american literature mentor: drsc lovorka gruić-grmuša, doc student: siniša smiljanić academic year: 2010/2011 study name: english and croatian language and literature rijeka, april 2011 since its publication in 1925, f s fitzgerald‘s novel the great. One of the novel’s great ironies is that gatsby is doing all sorts of horribly showy things in order to insinuate himself into a world that turns up its nose at that kind of display. The great gatsby and the pursuit of the american dream the book showed what happened to the american dream in the 1920s when dreams became corrupted corruption comes with the desire for the perfect life.
Gatsby associates it with daisy, and in chapter 1 he reaches toward it in the darkness as a guiding light to lead him to his goal because gatsby’s quest for daisy is broadly associated with the american dream, the green light also symbolizes that more generalized ideal. The great gatsby shows the tide turning east, as hordes flock to new york city seeking stock market fortunes the great gatsby portrays this shift as a symbol of the american dream's corruption it's no longer a vision of building a life it's just about getting rich. The american dream in the great gatsby chapter 1 places us in a particular year – 1922 – and gives us some background about wwi this is relevant, since the 1920s is presented as a time of hollow decadence among the wealthy, as evidenced especially by the parties in chapters 2 and 3.
Gatsby was blinded by the american dream and as a result of this, cause destruction of gatsby himself he didn’t end up getting what he wanted because the american dream took over who he truly was the american dream is a powerful dream that was significant in the novel the great gatsby by scott fitzgerald.