Being born in a poor family makes some believe that they can never be like those born in a rich one, they begin to lose faith and have no hope to try having a better life.
All thought there have been some, who never gave up on trying and believed that their background has no influence in their future life.
It is what the term ‘American dream’ is about, that an individual can achieve success in life regardless of social ¬class or family history, only by hard working.
Although at the end of chapter three he describes himself honest which makes the reader to doubt the fact that he is completely honest in telling the story.
“Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”
He is telling us about his scrupulous honesty right after he has revealed that he has been writing love letters to a girl back home every week despite wanting to end their relationship.
This shows us that honesty does not really have the same meaning to Nick as it might to most people, hence his narration is probably not completely factual nor accurate.
American dream is not just about being able to become rich but about being accepted by the rich people and feel like you are a part of them.
In the novel Gatsby is a ‘new money’, meaning he is not born rich but earned his money, he lives in West Egg which is described as the ‘the less fashionable’ one compare to East Egg.
“…West Egg, the—well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them.”