Significance Of Green Light In The Great Gatsby

1580 Words 7 Pages
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses the green light to represent Daisy’s greed and resemblance to a siren, Gatsby 's envy as well as his hopes and dreams for the future. Gatsby is the green eyed monster in “The Great Gatsby” because he is envious of Tom having the one thing he cares about the most. Gatsby is naive because he is so focused on getting Daisy back to fulfil his dreams but, he doesn’t realize that his dreams are way behind Daisy. Daisy is greedy for wealth and is only with Tom because of his money, even though he cheats on her, she stays with him to get what she wants.
The Green Light represents the hope Gatsby had for a relationship with Daisy. “Our first glimpse of Gatsby is that of a Worshipper, arms extended across dark waters
…show more content…
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses the green light to represent
Daisy’s greed and resemblance to a siren, Gatsby 's envy as well as his hopes and dreams for the future. The Green Light represents Gatsby’s hope to start a relationship with Daisy, Gatsby reaches out toward his ambition when he looks at the green light. The Green Light also represents Gatsby’s future goals to form a family and a life with Daisy, he wants to recreate his past with Daisy and his family history. The color green means many things for Gatsby it represents his envy toward
Tom because Tom took away what he treasured the most, Gatsby also doesn’t like that fact that
Tom has Daisy wrapped around his finger. The color green also represents Daisy’s greed for money as she cries into Gatsby’s shirts, but not because they are beautiful, but because of the wealth of the mansion. Daisy is also compared to a Siren because she has an enchanting voice, and good looks luring people to her especially Gastby. The word “Light” and “Green” have many meanings, but when they are put together they create a stronger meaning ,especially in books, they can be used as symbols. Now it’s your turn to think of some meanings, what does the color green and the word light mean to

Related Documents