This theme is evident through the character of Gatsby and Daisy and the event when Gatsby was trying to confront Tom that Gatsby is Daisy's true love. F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is about James Gatz, a poor farm boy who manages to reinvent himself as a famously rich Jay Gatsby, only to be killed after an attempt to get back with his old love Daisy Buchanan and reveals that love is very complex.
Characterization : Gatsby
"In a white flannel suit,silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried and dark signs of sleeplessness beneath my eyes" (Fitzgerald 84)
"He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life" (Fitzgerald 44)
Characterization : Tom
Tom Buchanan Is Daisy's Husband. He's wealthy and likes to flaunt it He is a strong tough man. He values his status and possessions
( Fitzgerald 152-149). The goal was to reach a consensus of love with one another but Gatsby, haunted from the past was unable to relive that moment of the love he had of the "idea" of Daisy. The Green light across the bay. The single green light on Daisy's dock that Gatsby gazes wistfully at from his own house across the water represents the "unattainable dream," the "dream [that] must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it"