A Clouded Mind
Theme is the hidden message that the author is trying to convey to the reader(s). One that is hidden well and will be analyzed is that " the mistakes of of your past forever haunt your future". At one point Nick tells Gatsby that you can't repeat the past and Gatsby retorts by exclaiming " Why of course you can!". This shows that Gatsby is desperate for Daisy's love and is determined to relive his past expediences. Ultimately his persistence almost wrecks Daisy and leads to his untimely demise. Therefore it is better to try and move forward rather than dwell on what you can not change.
By Thomas Brennan