Great Gatsbys dreams

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Materialism and Idealism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel which deals with the quest for wealth and power in society, in order for Gatsby's happiness to be fulfilled . The main character Jay Gatsby believes that if he achieves his financial goals that it would lead to his happiness and a better life. In his mind money equals happiness. Jay Gatsby believes in a sort of an American …

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…cannot buy love or happiness, I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend, If it makes you feel all right. I'll get you anything my friend, If it makes you feel all right. 'Cause I don't care too much for money For money can't buy me love.7 and Gatsby never realized this until it was too late. This book is a perfect example of what is needed to achieve the American dream, materialism and idealism.