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.The main theme in the Great Gatsby focuses on the corruption of the American Dream.
The superficial achievement of the American Dreams give no fulfillment, no real joy and peace; but instead, creates lots of problems for the characters in the novel.
Scott Fitzgerald, is about the American Dream, an idealistic and illusionary goal to achieve wealth and status.
The ruthless pursuit of wealth leads to the corruption of human nature and moral values.
The corruption and failure of the American Dream is seen through Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel.
Nick’s dream is to find someone who can realizes the idealistic American Dream, and he finds this person in Jay Gatsby.