There are many examples of symbolism in the Great Gatsby and one of them is the green light. In the beginning of the Great Gatsby Gatsby is standing at the end of his dock reaching towards the green light on Daisy's dock. Although it seems like he is just reaching out towards something, the green light to him the green light represents Daisy but she is to far away from Gatsby. Another example of symbolism in the Great Gatsby are his silk shirts. "He took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them, one by one, before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel, which lost their folds as they fell and covered the table in many-colored disarray."(page 92) In the novel Gatsby's silk shirts represent his wealth and he is trying to show Daisy that he has a lot of money by throwing all of his silk shirts and clothes to Daisy so she would leave Tom to be with him.