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. Money and wealth, also social class, are two of the most important themes in the play.