Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Green Light







In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Gatsby is in love with Daisy. They met when they were young and he was in the war. However, Gatsby went away for a few years but promised Daisy he would come back for her. When Gatsby returns he finds out that Daisy married Tom instead of waiting for him and he's crushed. He collected anything that had Daisy's name over the time he was away and kept it to remind him of her.

The green light is at the end of Daisy's dock and it symbolizes Gatsby's hope and dreams for the future. In chapter 1 he reaches toward it in the darkness as a guiding light to lead him to his goal. His goal is to get Daisy for himself because he still loves her.

He uses Nick to meet Daisy agian and he gets his hopes and dreams up. What do you think will happen now that Daisy and Gatsby have met again?
sources-http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/themes.html

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