Explain the following sentences by writing about specific examples from The Great Gatsby and from reality (other literary works, movies and the real world).

1.  Money cannot buy happiness.

2.  You cannot relive the past.

3.  If dreams are too fantastic, and reality cannot keep up with ideals they are usually not fulfilled.

4.  The American dream can corrupt and destroy people‚Äôs lives.

5.  The meaning of life is a questionable notion.

6.  Racism and bigotry are used to make ignorant people feel better about themselves.

7. Wealth and power are sometimes used to hurt innocent people.

8.  What is the American dream?
if possible use examples and quotes from the book