What Does The Green Light Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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In the novel, The Great Gatsby, a symbol of a green light is used to describe Jay Gatsby’s hope to create a future with Daisy. Gatsby lives on West Egg which is directly opposite of East Egg where Daisy lives. Every night, Gatsby goes into his backyard and looks at the green light on Daisy’s dock. When we first here about the green light in the novel, Gatsby meets Nick for the first time. Nick says, “He stretched out his arms toward the dark sea in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling.” This quote signifies that Gatsby is close to his dream , but he is nervous or scared. Gatsby built his home across from Daisy’s so that he can stay close to her. The green light relates to the theme of dreams. Jay
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