Scott Fitzgerald managed to portray ultimately interesting aspects of the American dream in his perhaps one pf the most outstanding novels The Great Gatsby. Notwithstanding the fact that the story is positioned as being extremely romantic at the surface, however, the main themes are quite wider in scope. The point is that the author of the story had an attempt to reproduce the period of the 20s in the United States that celebrated the integration of the so called American dream into the era of material prosperity. Hence, the pursuit of wealth and pleasure has replaced the noble and more meaningful existential goals that can spiritually elevate a person, instead of declining it. Thus, this very period in the American history marked the dominance of corrupted moral and social values reflected in the greedy, envious individuals empty inside who only were striving for joy, lotus eaters that burned their lives in vain. A character named Gatsby is defined to be a “pathfinder, an original settler” (Fitzgerald 9). The primary objective of this paper in going to explore the explore the American dream concept in The Great Gatsby.