"They had spent a year in France, for no particular reason"
"But above the grey land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg"
"There was a machine in the kitchen which could extract the juice of two hundred oranges in half an hour, if a little button was pressed two hundred times by a buttler's thumb"
"He's the man who fixed the World's Series back in 1919"
"The expression of bewilderment had come back into Gatsby's face, as though a faint doubt had occurred to him as the quality of his pressent happiness"
The first chapter sets the stage of the American Dream being amazing.
Eckleburgs eyes symbolize Gods despair. Chapter two shows the contrast of the American Dream. Some are poor and don't have access to the American Dream.
Chapters three and four show the good sides of the American Dream. Money and Power. Everything is excessive.
Daisy was Gatsby's American Dream. When he sees her after all this time he is doubtful. This shows that Gatsby can't have everything and that the American Dream is not as wonderful as everyone thinks it is.
"The most grotesque and fantastic conceits haunted him in his bed at night"
"His career as Trimalchio was over. Only gradually did I become aware that the automobiles which turned expectantly into his drive stayed for just a minute and then drove sulkily away"
"It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson's body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust is complete"
""I couldn't get to the house"... "Neither could anybody else" "Go on!"... "Why, my God! They used to got there by the hundreds."... "The poor son-of-a-bitch""
The dreams that he had when he was young, was foreshadowing that his American Dream is falling apart.
The achieving of the American Dream is fragile and fleeting , just like life.
In the first chapter everything seems beautiful and good and the American Dream has no flaws. Gatsby starts as a mystery. Nick sees him standing on his balcony in the middle of the night reaching out for a green light. Gatsby gets more and more mysterious, no one knows anything about him. He's just hosting these excessive parties every weekend and other than that no one really cares about him. He starts talking to Nick about what he says is the truth about him, but at the beginning of chapter six we find out that it's all been lies and that he was actually a poor young guy from North Dekota who changed his name and became rich. He met Daisy when he was young and he couldn't stop thinking about her. She became his American Dream. He reaches out to that green light, that symbolizes hope. After all these years he still has hope that Daisy will come back to him and that they will be happy together. When Gatsby and Daisy meet for the first time in five years, it is not what he had imagined. It is pouring rain all day, the Author uses that to sets the scene that it's not going to be a happy and wonderful love. Gatsby is doubtful, but afterwards we find out that Daisy visits Gatsby almost every day. They are happy together and it seems like Gatsby got his American Dream after all. But as the story continues it's starting to go downhill. The gathering at Daisy and Toms represents hell. The sun is shining bright and everyone is sweating. It's brutally hot on the outside and the inside. The atmosphere is tense and it gets worse when Daisy accidentally tells Gatsby she loves him in front of Tom. And then the hell transforms into death. Out of anger that Myrtle died, her husband Wilson kills Gatsby and then himself.The Author is saying that the American Dream is not as beautiful as it may look like from the outside. The American Dream costs too much and it's not worth it. At the end you may end up dead.