How is "The Great Gatsby" a story of the West? The story was set in the East, but Nick claims it is a story of the West. Why?
It is a denunciation o the American Dream as being an illusion.
The Great Gatsby shows a very negative aspect of the American Drea(it is actually delusional). I believe this is why it can be called a story of the West even though it is set in the East.