In the East Egg the American Dream has been corrupted and is no longer about honesty and hard work, where Tom and Daisy live.
Similarities in themes can be made between the two texts; these include the pursuit of the American Dream and the use and misuse of wealth. Fitzgerald has an incredible ability to use symbols within his writings to serve as a deeper meaning.
However, throughout The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, the individuals often commit acts of true altruism In The Great Gatsby, F.
Steinbeck, John. He is also poor but is unable to stop the succession of poverty. Her influence lies in the life of Gatsby, as she is the sole reason for his quest for wealth; she is his interpretation of the American Dream.