Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,
Till she cry, ‘Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,
I must have you!’
– Thomas Parke D’Invilliers
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, Epigraph. The gold hat and bouncing high represent the wealth and social status Jay Gatsby displays to get the attention and affection of Daisy.