A twisted story about love. A story about people, who are confused and submerged in their own sins. Gatsby love for Daisy is real, as he is committed to become a sacrificial lamb for Daisy; as he takes on the blame of killing Myrtle Wilson in order to save her love, Daisy.
Tom wrongfully defaces Gatsby's character in order to gain sympathy from his wife. And in order to win back his wife, although he himself was having an extra-marital affair (Shame on you Nick!)
" Gatsby made his fortune through criminal activity, as he was willing to do anything to gain the social position he thought necessary to win Daisy. " Source: sparknotes
Okay! I need to make it quick. The Great Gatsby is about the American Dream going to waste and breaking into pieces. There is no such thing as a American Dream that works. It is more like balloon filled with hot air, which when it bursts would/will/can/could/ did melted/defaced the faces of everyone involved in the incident that took place at Gatsby's mansion.