This book represents the American Dream. The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald has many themes. The most noticeable one is the corrupted American dream. The American Dream is someone starting low end, and working hard towards wealth and fame. If someone works hard enough they can accomplish whatever they want. The Great Gatsby was based in the 1920’s which was Fitzgerald’s time period. The 1920’s was a time when there was a lot of corruption with the mob and prohibition. Gatsby, Daisy, and Myrtle lose it all because of their dreams.Myrtle has an affair with Tom hoping for a more luxurious life. The affair ruins her marriage, and also leads to her death. The only reason she really wants to be with Tom is because he has money. Myrtle thought that her and George Wilson were happy together at first. “The only crazy I was was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in, and never told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out” (Fitzgerald 37). This shows how much Myrtle wants someone wealthy and didn’t cared a lot about how George couldn’t afford a suit. Tom is the kind of guy that she sees as someone who can buy whatever he wants. She believes that Tom is the ideal man that can help her achieve the American Dream. Myrtle is considered lower class because she doesn’t have a lot of money. Myrtle wants to be upper class so she sleeps with Tom to try and achieve it. This ends up killing Myrtle and her marriage. Her American dream of wanting a luxurious life didn’t end very well and ruined her life.Daisy hoped for happiness but couldn’t achieve this. It didn’t take Daisy long to realize she married the wrong man which was Tom. “She might have the decency not to telephone him at dinner time. Don’t you think?” (Fitzgerald 20). Tom got a call from Myrtle at dinner time. Tom and Daisy’s relationship is not very good and gets worse at some points. Tom seems to be abusive at times, and doesn’t care about her. Daisy thinks she has everything which correlates to the American dream. Eventually she discovers that she could have had way more of a relationship and life with Gatsby. Daisy has a daughter that doesn’t show up much throughout the book. “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful fool.” (Fitzgerald 22).