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Gatsby Green Light Symbolism

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Symbolism is “something that stands for something else (often something more abstract.” Symbolism is an important literary device that American writers tend to use and this is most evident in the novel by F. Scots Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby.” The green light, which is located at the end of Daisy East Egg dock and hardly visible when, seen from Gatsby’s lawn is not just a green lighter, but also a symbol that represents a larger idea. In essence, it represents Gatsby’s hopes and dreams of the future. As known by those who have read the novel, Gatsby feels connected with Daisy and hopes to hold a future with her. Gatsby’s quest to “get” Daisy is an aspect of his American Dream and the green light may represent the American Dream discussed
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