The basic meaning of the novel The Great Gatsby is to understand the nature of the Great Gatsby and the sense of the American Dream. Gatsby is a man who created himself by the recipes of American morale, and possession of wealth is an integral component of the purpose and meaning of his life. He has everything a rich man can have. His self-esteem is only slightly dependent on the means by which the wealth was produced. He is sure in the correctness of his own way and he believes that he reached everything thanks to his work.
The author of the novel does not describe the main character, but the world he aspires to, and by describing this world of wealth, he leads us to the idea that Gatsby is doomed from the beginning. He was going to this and he got it.
The greatest tragedy of Gatsby is his love for Daisy, a vain hope to have her. It is this love that pushes him to the path of enrichment, those people who belong to the wealthy world.
The main character takes care of his looks, speaks in a language that, in his view, corresponds to the level of the upper world. Jay is very demanding to himself and as a man he has shown exceptional courage on the front. He realized his dream – he has created himself, a successful and mysterious Great Gatsby, who is talked about a lot. And yet, in spite of the full implementation of the consolidation of public regulations, Jay does not become a member of New York’s upper world. Some people laugh at him, others use his capabilities, and the rest simply ignore his presence. In addition, Gatsby’s way of life is only a means to get Daisy.
He is indifferent to the society of New York. Even Nick admits that Gatsby has used him. Such hypocrisy leads to an adequate response from the residents of Long Island. Using the services of Jay, his guests spread the most amazing rumors about him without the least shame. And even the mannered aristocrat Tom Buchanan does not think for obscenity to call on him and drink something, even though they have never met. For all of them Gatsby is just another upstart, whom at the first best opportunity they left as quickly as he left them according to Daisy’s request. Therefore, a scene of funeral is reminiscent of a public silent reproach to a man who did not play by their rules.
The basic meaning of the novel The Great Gatsby is to understand the nature of the Great Gatsby and the sense of the American Dream. Gatsby is a man who created himself by the recipes of American morale, and possession of wealth is an integral component of the purpose and meaning of his life. He has everything a rich man can have.