What Does The Green Light Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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The symbol in The Great Gatsby that has the most importance is the green light.The green light in the book represents Gatsby's hopes and dreams.Mainly Gatsby's feels towards Daisy and how he wants them to get back together.The green light is a light that shines from Daisy dock and Gatsby is able to see it from his backyard.The light gives Gatsby the hope that one day Daisy will come back to him and reconcile .The green light also represents his future and the thing that he wants to achieve and the things he is working towards in life.In chapter 1 when Nick and Gatsby where out on the dock Gastby reached out towards the light, “He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling.Involuntarily I glanced seaward and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock.” (Fitzgerald 20-21)

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