The Great Gatsby Symbolism Green Light

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The Great Gatsby was a very interesting book it had a lot of different types of language that was used thanks to F. Scott Fitzgerald. His writing style made the book hard to piece to put together but he still got the point across. Like the green light for example it was hard at times to know what he was talking about. But this did make the book extremely interesting. By having the readers figure out what he was trying to get the readers to comprehend. There are symbols every where in this book in the book there were symbols all over this book that made it interesting. So in The Great Gatsby, the green light is a symbol. It is shown to be a symbol of love, and Gatsby’s desire for Daisy, and that Gatsby would not be able to get daisy or the green light. The green light had a very strong meaning in the book. This narrative meaning in this book has changed the meaning of a light to a strong center piece of the book. The ways Fitzgerald made the light mean love is very crafty. This comes to play when the light when “he was content to be alone — he (Gatsby) 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” This means nothing at that point and time but latter on where the green light was made a difference when Gatsby said that the light was off Daisy’s dock. "You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock" this was when he was talking to Daisy. This was a huge turning point in the book when the location of the light was made. The location needed to understand how this why this meant what it did. This meant when Gatsby was reaching to the light at the end of her dock he was wanting to get Daisy to be with him. That is why he was “t... ... middle of paper ... ...be a tragedy for Gatsby with him losing the only girl he tried to get. But this book also had a huge symbol in it the green light. This wasn’t just a symbol for love but for Daisy as well. Fitzgerald portrayed this very well. Gatsby wanted Daisy to love him and to have her rip to the last 4 years of her life to be with him. Gatsby also wasn’t able to get what he tried so hard to get that was Daisy. But since he used the light to fantasize about Daisy he wasn’t able to get him self to grasp the green light he all ways reached so hardly to get. This book has all of the needs of tragic love story The Great Gatsby had the green light as a symbol. The symbol was shown to be a symbol of love, and the need for Gatsby to get Daisy to love him again like she did four years ago, and by having Gatsby not being able to get daisy or the green light that he tried so hard to grasp.
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