What Is The Significance Of The Green Light In The Great Gatsby

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Throughout the novel we see the importance of the green light. The green light represented the: ”unattainable dream," the "dream [that] must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it”. It was that thing that was so close, yet so far at the same time. In the last page of the novel the narrator shares with us that Gatsby believed in the green light, it eluded him. That green light represented his hope, his dreams, because Daisy Buchanan was all of that to him and more. (distorted version of that) There came a point where that hope shimmered & faded away alongside the green light.
What was Gatsby after? What made him crazy? It comes across as if Gatsby is after Daisy Buchanan’s love, and it seems like the perfect love story.
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