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Can Money Buy Love What is the American Dream and how can one obtain this dream Obviously every American will have a different dream and will have different obstacles in achieving their goal In F Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby desperately wants to reach his dream and will do anything to get it When Gatsby was in the Army and carried the name of James Gatz he fell in love with a lady named Daisy Daisys parents did not approve of her and Gatzs courtship because Gatzs was not of old money and Daisy ended up marrying a fellow of the name Tom Buchanan a man of old money The basis of James Gatzs American dream was to be with Daisy So Gatz changed his name to Gatsby and went looking to gain a fortune to win over the love of Daisy Buchanan Jay Gatsby feels that money can buy love and Daisy Buchanan is the final piece of the puzzle to fulfill his American Dream When Gatsby met Daisy for the first time he was a middle class man that grew up in North Dakota But that was not good enough for Daisy and her family so how did jay Gatsby earn all his wealth that he has in the novel First Gatsby believed as all Americans are taught that with hard work that fortune will come to them Chapter nine describes how Gatsby had a daily schedule that was very vigorous and perhaps ambitious According to Gatsbys father he did not stray from this schedule for quite some time After a while no prosperity was brought to Jay Gatsby so another solution was needed to gain the wealth necessary to win the love of Daisy Buchanan Luckily for Gatsby this was a time of Prohibition and lots of money was there to be gained from organized crime Gatsby became acquainted with a man named Meyer Wolfsheim Wolfsheim was quite a
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