The Great Gatsby

Notice how many times Fitzgerald uses the words hope, or dream. Why does he do this?

Chapter 1 of the great gatsby

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The American Dream is one of the main themes of the story. Hopes and dreams are what fuel people to achieve a piece of that dream. The American Dream means different things to different characters. Gatsby represents this dream in a big way. Everything about his outward appearances is big except for the man himself. Gatsby is a self-made man which reinforces the possibility, although remote, for anyone to achieve the dream. Thus these words hope and dream resonate throughout the novel.