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Tom had his money for many years including his parents and his grandparents. This story signifies Gatsby trying to achieve The American Dream.
However, the past cannot be recreated. The Great Gatsby shows the reader how wealth and power were important elements during the Roaring Twenties. In this case, Tom is showing Nick his house and obviously thinks that because it belonged to the Demaine oil man that it makes it a little more important.
The American value of achievement often results in selfishness, once described by William E. When there is an all-knowing narrator, the person benefits from knowing the thoughts of more than one character and finds that it is easier to discern the meaning behind certain events He treats daisy like a precious diamond, he would do anything to get her and give up anything for her.
Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Their dream comes from a fantasy past.