How does the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald present the theme of the American dream (equal opportunity for economic prosperity)?

How does the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald present the theme of the American dream (equal opportunity for economic prosperity)? Is the novel optimistic or pessimistic (or both) about the attainment of the American dream? What role do corruption and social class privilege play in the tragedy that occurs in this novel?

Is the American dream threatened today by rising income inequality? (You must use 5 articles!) Complete the following outline: THESIS: Answer the first two questions in the topic. 2nd paragraph: Brief plot summary of first half of novel (USE PRESENT TENSE) 3rd paragraph: Brief plot summary of 2nd half of book (USE PRESENT TENSE)