When a person becomes caught up in an illusion, they tend to forget about reality. In Scott F. Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, James Gatz grew up in a poor family from North Dakota. After he became wealthy he changed his name to hide from his past appearance. Gatsby appears to be a successful life but in reality, he is a fraudster.
Later on in the novel, We learn that Gatsby didn’t inherit his money but that he got it by illegally selling bonds and bootlegging. Gatsby has a hope of rebuilding his relationship with Daisy. He thinks that he has everything he needs to win daisy back.