He always has hope of their future together as it says in this quote: “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 – to-morrow we will run farther, stretch out our arms farther….” Gatsby believes all throughout the book that he and Daisy will get back together and live happily ever after which is what the green light in the book and the green tear on the cover represent. It symbolizes the hope Gatsby has for a renewed relationship with Daisy. The economic difference between the eggs and the valley of ashes is very prominent throughout the book. The eggs are very rich and modern while the valley of ashes, which lays right between the eggs, is very poor and outdated.
In The Great Gatsby, green is one of the most often used symbolic colors. The symbolic meaning of green in this novel is associated with envy. The narrator, Nick Carraway, is outside in the dark watching Mr. Gatsby and looks out towards the sea to see “nothing but a single green light, minute and
Fitzgerald uses color to add mod and symbolize different things throughout the novel. The novel uses many different colors to provide imagery for the readers to understand and to live as if they are truly in the novel. The color blue represents Gatsby’s illusions his deeply romantic dreams of unreality. He’ had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it.” The blue lawn is the water separating Gatsby’s dock and Daisy’s which makes you understand he has been waiting for his chance with Daisy. The blue lawn is an illusion for Gatsby to keep believing in his dream that he knows will never happen.
At that time, the green light becomes bleak because Gatsby is holding Daisy, it means he already reaches something so the green light is now just a normal thing for him. Next, the green light is also represents Gatsby’s powerful lure of success or money. “ And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.”(Fitzgerald 180) Now Gatsby is died, his business, mansion, money and social positions are all lost.
Certainly, the novel has evidence to support this claim. For example, after Nick disapprovingly walks away from Gatsby who is standing on his front porch he states, “The lawn and drive had been crowded with the faces of those who guessed at his corruption-and he had stood on those, steps, concealing his incorruptible dream, as he waved them good-by” (Fitzgerald 154). Similarly, critics suggest that Gatsby’s relative and short encounter with his American validate that he attained his American Dream. In fact, Gatsby’s undeterring hope and positive outlook further signify that he had reached the pinnacle of his desires at this moment in the novel. However, this example does not prove that Gatsby embodied his dream but rather displays the downfall of his scandalous methods that ultimately resulted in the corruption that led to his death.
Because of his obsession, Gatsby sees Daisy as a symbol instead of an evident person. Rather than wanting to be with her for her personality, he yearns to be with her by the reason of it meaning that he would have secured the image of being old money. Therefore, it is so crucial to obtain her, and only her, due to the fact that she is the only woman he’s ever spent his time trying retrieve. This is all Gatsby has deliberated about for the past five years. He has enormous amounts of time revolving his choices and decisions based around Daisy.
The clock was no longer working, which symbolizes how Gatsby is brooding over the past, and Daisy’s clock has moved onward. The concept of time for them is broken, and would never be repaired again. At the end of the novel, Nick creates an observation about the infamous green light: “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us” (189). Gatsby’s dream of the green light at the end of the Buchanon’s dock was to reunite with Daisy and he expected her to drop her social status to go away with him. Despite potential love resurfacing, it wasn’t enough for Daisy.
The green light is the illusion that Gatsby could return to the past and be Daisy's only love. The light is much more than an object that Gatsby can reach for. Gatsby's green light epitomizes the physical and emotional distance between himself and Daisy. Even though Gatsby has pure intentions in his dream of living with Daisy, the green light is artificial.
In the novel the green light at the end of the Buchanan’s dock represents Gatsby’s dream of being with Daisy. The light was so close , but yet still to far out of his reach. He believed in his love for Daisy and that they could go back to how to the ways things were before Daisy ever met Tom. Believing the time they spent together to be sacred,but was ruined when Tom came in to the picture during Gatsby’s absence .This is proven impossible the past can’t be erased so easily, even after things became grim all he wanted to do was protect the women he loves even if he just gets to stand out waiting. He will remain waiting for Daisy till his last breath.
There are texts, which are so famous, that almost every western reader ever heard of them. These include for example the biblical stories (Adam and Eve in paradise, the ark of Noah, David and Goliath, etc. ), the Greek myths and some other stories. These texts are a widely used source of inspiration for other writers and poets, especially the themes, such as love, hate and temptation. So does F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novel ‘The Great Gatsby.’ He uses themes and elements from other texts and interconnects them in the storyline.