Here are some quotes from Chapter 3 that deal with the American Dream:
Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruiterer in New York—every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulpless halves.
Gatsby orders fresh citrus for his lavish parties. The piles of citrus are a sign of plenty and of the American Dream. They wind up pulped and split at the end of the weekend, a sign that the pleasures Gatsby desires are fleeting. The cut-up citrus is a sign of the way in which Gatsby's pursuit of the American Dream will wind up destroying him.
"This fella’s a regular Belasco. It’s a triumph. What thoroughness! What realism! Knew when to stop too—didn’t cut the pages."
The man with owl-eyed spectacles is speaking about Gatsby's library. He compares Gatsby to Belasco, a famous theatre producer, as Gatsby's library is entirely for show. Wanting to look like he has achieved the American Dream, Gatsby amasses an impressive library....
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