Death. Life with Daisy
(Gatsby has)”Paid a high^price for living too long with a single^dream.” -Implies that Gatsby never had any other goals.
”Shivered as ^he found what a grotesque thing a rose is…” -Link (Via the flower) to Daisy. A roses thorns can prick and hurt you but when you just look at it, all you see is its beauty and perfection. Daisy is the same. Gatsby sees her beauty and perfection and only at the last moment realises that she is damaging/dangerous. She is not what she seems.
”A new world(He creates a new persona at 17, Gatsby creates this), material without being(His life is there but also not. He became Jay Gatsby and created a life, home etc. that goes with itbut it was never real. It was all an illusion.) real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air(The illusion/idea of being with Daisy are essential for life to Gatsby, its as important as oxygen) drifted fortuitously about…”