There Is No "Repeat" Button For Life
In the Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby spends a majority of his life trying to recreate a love with Daisy Buchanan that he once lost. The theme that one cannot repeat the past is powerful. It does not matter how hard you try. Some loves just cannot be replicated. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, once said, "There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice." He truly believed repeating something that happened in the past was impossible. In Fitzgerald's book, Nick Carraway says, "You can't repeat the past," (Fitzgerald 110). Gatsby, taking an opposing stance, firmly believed he could, and he was killed in the end. Therefore, Fitzgerald teaches his readers this moral by setting it as the theme.
By: Bonnie Chiu