In Chapter 3 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, describe quotations that lend themselves to the development, symbolism or allusion of the American Dream.

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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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