The Great Gatsby And The Pursuit Of — страница 2

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just another object of his. It is interesting that in the end, Jay Gatsby s love for Daisy in trying to take the blame for Myrtle s death is what kills him. This is Fitzgerald s way of shoeing that this materialistic American Dream is not what the American Dream is meant to be. Materialism was not the true reason that the American Dream was great. It was because hard work was the true value that could make one great, not how they were born and how much money they had. In the end of the novel, Nick returns to the Midwest, a return to the old values of hard work that brings success and money that cannot buy emotions. Fitzgerald shows how America must look back into its past in order to redefine what its values are and to not let materialism take over people s lives.