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The Green Light in The Great Gatsby The flashing light at the end of the dock across the water is first symbolically associated with Daisy However throughout the novel it gains new aspects and connotations covering a full circle at the end of the novel Throughout the novel the green light symbolizes various elements Daisys love money renewal death and American Dream The green light is introduced in chapter one for the first time He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way a single green light minute and far away that might have been the end of a dock The position of this green light reminds the reader of East Egg where Daisy Buchanan lives Therefore the first symbolic association is established between the green light and Daisy in the first chapter and the followings In chapter four the color green is associated with money and material comfort The green leather conservatory of Gatsbys cream-colored car attracts the readers attention The real purpose behind Gatsbys lavish parties and his choice of habitat across the bay just opposite the Buchanans is revealed to be a lure for Daisy so that she would drop by to his place one day Thus the green light symbolizes Gatsbys obsession with Daisys love and wealth Fitzgerald illuminates another angle of the green light in chapter five The green house shipped to Nicks house meant for beautifying his house for the sake of Daisys rendezvous with Gatsby connotes growth and renewal In this way Gatsby celebrates Daisys girlhood love towards himself In this chapter Gatsbys reference to the symbolic green light both heightens and changes its direction Suddenly the visible angles of the symbol lose color enabling the reader to eye the invisible perspectives towards the end of the novel Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished for ever Now it was again
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