at Just.90 a page. George and Lennie, the co protagonist of the novel, aspire to the American Dream, but because few people believe in its attainability, few are surprised when they fall short of its achievement. At this point he did not know Gatsby, all he could assume was that his entire goal in life was to become a very wealthy man; one way or another. The only difference is that one of them was able to achieve greatly on a more worldly level, which despite his large personal shortcomings, made him into that person of his own creation that he had so desperately wanted to be: The Great Gatsby. They might not be doing it in completely legal ways, but they were all after the same thing. In order to fulfill their American Dreams, the characters in the novel have actually given up the moral values and beliefs that were once precious to them, and the result is that they reap only emptiness in their heart and soul. Gatsby is the only exception among them. They both tired of being taken advantage of, they both loved a woman who was not real, and they both longed for true companionship.
A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air? In East Egg lives Nicks cousin Daisy with her husband Tom Buchanan. He wanted nothing more than to tend the rabbits because petting soft things brought him pleasure.
The other part of that materialistic idea is that if one works hard enough, he/she can achieve absolutely anything. The Failure of Gatsbys American Dream. However, when Tom told Daisy about Gatsbys bootlegging, with the intention of destroying her desire to leave him for Gatsby; her will, which is very weak, wavers. Gatsby believes that with his money and material success he could buy anything in life including true love and happiness. In the novel, Nick comments Theyre a rotten crowd, Youre worth the whole damn bunch put together. The desire for intimate personal relationships becomes Gatsbys own version of The American Dream which manifests itself most strongly in his love for Daisy Buchanan.