Symbolism in Gatsby
Dylan Rollins

There are many literary terms in the book The Great Gatsby but the one that stands out the most is symbolism. Symbolism plays it part in various parts of the book and symbolizes many different things but the green light and what it symbolizes are major. The green light on the other side of the bay is on Daisy's dock. For Gatsby whenever he is out looking at green light it represents Daisy and his love for her. It's kind of reassuring for Gatsby to know she's just across the bay. He bought a house in a specific place across the bay from her so he could be close to her. "If it wasn't for the mist we could see your home across the bay," said Gatsby. "You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock." "Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said. Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one. #GoodnoughPeriod3

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