Examples Of The Green Light In The Great Gatsby

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In chapter nine, Nick said, “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . and one fine morning - so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Fitzgerald 189). This supports Fitzgerald’s message to the reader about the American Dream because the green light stands for everyone’s hopes and dreams and desires, however, it is unattainable. The green light in Gatsby 's case, is his hopes to charm Daisy and be with her forever. Nick had referred to it as being a hopeless future that is possible only in our dreams, which drifts further every day. People are coerced into thinking that they will have a better tomorrow, fighting for a better future but it is hopeless. They will continue their struggles and face all the hardships of reality, against everything life puts them through, only to end up close to where they started. No matter what they do to convince themselves that they can change for a better life, in the end, their pasts are going to decree what they do in life and there is no other way about it. The American Dream is something that everybody wants to achieve. However; it is impossible to achieve it because nobody’s lives can ever be truly perfect. In some people’s cases, like Daisy’s, her dream is to be a perfect, rich wife with a perfect little family. Gatsby says, "Her voice is full
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