He was the embodiment of the American dream. He had had everything people have the ability to do with the American dream. He rose in ranks from a poor farm boy in North Dakota to a man swimming in his pool behind his mansion when he dies. But through his constant search for Daisy he lets himself go and loses his moral compass, his life revolves around her. His death shows that there is a limit to the American dream. There is a time when corruption takes its toll and results in an emotional detachment from others.
The theme of The Great Gatsby now no longer seems to be a story of love. Now we see that the theme of the Great Gatsby movie is developed with three things the characters actions, the setting, and Gatsby’s death. The theme is shown with the actions of Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby. It is shown in the setting of New York in the time period where the focus of the American people shifted. Gatsby’s death shows that even the American dream has a limit. Now I have shown you that the Great Gatsby is not a story a love but a cautionary tale of what happens to people when they take the American dream too