The Green Light In The Great Gatsby

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The novel gives us a peek into the life of the upper class and of the american dream during the roaring twenties through the eyes of a young man narrating the novel named Nick Carraway. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby , Fitzgerald uses the green light to represent lost ambitions. As the light slowly starts gleaming stronger it represents how gatsby is closer to the recovery of his ambition. The green light alludes the inability to successfully repeat the past. Gatsby is seen looking at the green light in admiration by the narrator Nick Carraway several times throughout the novel. Gatsby main goal in the novel is to attain the heart of Daisy, to repeat the past five years before the war to when him and daisy were in a perfect, carefree and wealthy world, happily in love. Gatsby saw Daisy as the perfect future she truly seemed to be his soulmate and destiny but he lost her. “At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete” (Fitzgerald p.63) Gatsby went to war…show more content…
Gatsby was a true honest american who worked for what he got, but sometimes it did not pay off. To keep and make sure his own success came and kept flowing he turned to bootlegging and owning illegal liquor stores. He partners up with a corrupt man named Wolfshiem to help with the business. Everyone seems to disapprove or be concerned of his business, daisy says his business as it , but sugar coats it. tom simply states it as he sees it “I found out what your ‘drug-stores’ were.” He turned to us and spoke rapidly. “He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn’t wrong.”(Fitzgerald p.45) Gatsby desperation of the green light (Daisy) approval and providing for her makes him lower his
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