How does Fitzgerald relate Gatsby's dream to the American Dream?
Likewise, people ask, how does Gatsby's death symbolize the American Dream?
The deaths of Myrtle, George and Gatsby at the end signify the destruction of the American dream. The characters of the book are the best symbols that chased the dream until the end of life and failed in its success because they overvalued materialism and money instead of its pure ideals.
Similarly, you may ask, how is the American dream a theme in The Great Gatsby?
The American Dream—that hard work can lead one from rags to riches—has been a core facet of American identity since its inception. 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.
In a way, Gatsby represents the American Dream because he came from 'nothing' into wealth, power, and privilege. Although many of the characters are popular and wealthy, they are not happy. Even Gatsby is not entirely satisfied with his new position in society.