The story is set in 1920’s and it is mainly the depiction of how the social and moral values of the American declined. The world had seen the first world war and the people who made through it alive and made money were so much in the awe of this victory that they started living a lavish life which had loud music and big parties with huge gatherings. The author has shown the hypocrisy which prevailed at that time by showing that the person who threw these lavish parties, Mr. Gatsby, was how much lonely within. He was surrounded by so many people yet he had no true friends.
In the original American dream, the methods of making money were given more importance than making money itself. Miss Daisy is the one who Gatsby longs for. She is his dream and getting her love is the only motive of Gatsby. Daisy symbolizes the American dream at that time. She is the one who Gatsby dreams of achieving but Daisy himself is not worthy of such attention. She is also materialistic and the only reason she shows interest in Gatsby is because of his money. This is same as the definition of American dream at that time which was just to fulfill the dream irrespective of its worthiness. The dream of Gatsby shatters the consequence of which becomes is his death.