I'm trying to understand the end of Gatsby, and my friend told me that the end of Gatsby relates to the American dream. Can someone help me the analyze the end of Gatsby? What I have analyzed so far:
'Gatsby's wonder' - I think this means how he was hoping to be with Daisy and was stuck on that idea (did he ever stop trying to be with her - if so, when)?
The last sentence's meaning:
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
The valley of ashes and how it relates to the American dream.
Are there other important ideas that I am missing in my analysis? If so, can someone guide me on the right path?