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Symbolism of Green in the Great Gatsby

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Transcript of Symbolism of Green in the Great Gatsby

Example #1
Ch.1- "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."
Example #2
Ch.5- "Now it was again a green light on a dock."
Example #3
Ch.7- "Michaelis wasn’t even sure of its color — he told the first policeman that it was light green."
Symbolism of Green in the Great Gatsby-Jason Witkowski
Introduction
The green light in the Great Gatsby represents many things. It represents the hopes and dreams of characters, including Gatsby. It represents would could possibly happen if a certain action occurred. It also represents new life and what people can hope for in the future.
Explanation
Gatsby is dazing out on his lawn and reaches out with his arms. Nick sees a green light at the end of the deck, representing that Gatsby is a hopeful seeker reaching out for dreams he can not get, which was Daisy.
Explanation
Daisy comes over Gatsby house and Nick leaves them alone in the room for a half hour, when Gatsby says how he stares at the green light on Daisy's dock. He is describing his love to her, and how much he wants her, which she missed.
Explanation
After Michaelis saw Myrtle get struck and killed by the car, he tells the police man that the car was light green. Characters' "dreams" die with the death of Myrtle
Example #4
Explanation
Ch.9- "And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes — a fresh, green breast of the new world."
Nick connects Gatsby's American Dream of winning Daisy to the American Dream of the first early settlers of America. America looked good and promising to the settlers, but the dream was hard to obtain for them.
Example #5
Ch.9- "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us."
Explanation
Gatsby is having a hard time moving on from the past. He tries to mock and recreate the past, but it is not working out. His dream moves back likes waves year by year.
Conclusion
The color green occurs very frequently in the Great Gatsby-mainly focusing on the dreams of Gatsby himself. It shows how he always reaching for them but falls short, and wants to go back and get them. Green also represented hope such as with the settlers arriving. The color green is a very important symbol found throught the Great Gatsby.
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