F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, is about a man (Gatsby), attempting to remake the past by altering his identity and accumulating riches in order to win over his Lost love, Daisy Buchanan.
This Theme is evident through the character of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Throughout the entire book he tries everything in his power to get Daisy.
- "Her voice is full of money" (Fitzgerald, ch.3)
- "He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadows of his house, just out of reach of his hand." (Fitzgerald, ch.6)
- "Gatsby looked a Daisy in a way that every young girl wanted to be looked at" (Fitzgerald, ch.4)