Great Gatsby Essay

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In Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, the green light on the Buchanan dock is used to reflect Gatsby’s unattainable love for Daisy. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald shows that Jay Gatsby loves Daisy, and is hope to one day be with Daisy is signified with the green light. Essentially, Gatsby has to get to the light to achieve his goal, which is to be with Daisy. Gatsby’s goal come down to location, Daisy’s house and her dock was located right by the sea. As Nick said on pg 25, Gatsby always was looking at the light. Although Gatsby was concentrated on the light the obstructions were still there. One of which was the sea. Gatsby’s journey wasn’t to just attain Daisy, but he also needed to reach the green light. For him to accomplish the latter half of his goal he had to get across the sea. On pg 112, Gatsby was shown saying that the whole sea was green. What this means is that all his hopes and goals relied upon the sea. For him to accomplish his goals he needed to cross the sea or in real life Tom. In the end the novel showed that his hope was unable to overpower is weakness which were the obstructions. Another obstruction for Gatsby was that he was always living in the past. As it said on pg 25 Gatsby was only reaching towards the green light or Daisy because of his past experiences. This shows that his goal could not be attained because he didn’t get to know who Daisy was, he just assumed she was the same. He didn’t realize that for him to get to the light he needed to forget his past and think about the situation at hand. He was reaching in to the past and was unable to see who Daisy really was. Jay Gatsby always relied upon his hopes or the prize to get to his goals. What he didn’t realize was that for him to get there he needed to get past his distractions to achieve his goals. The green light was used to show Gatsby’s unattainable love for Daisy. What he

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