The Great Gatsby Essay

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The Great Gatsby The green light at the end of Daisy’s dock felt like it was at Gatsby fingertips. In reality it was farther than ever in Gatsby’s eyes. In the novel The Great Gatsby there are many memories from the past that appear through the book. Memories can lead us to the great and the bad times that we have had in our lives. In my eyes one of the biggest themes in The Great Gatsby is memories from the past because Gatsby and Daisy have so much together. With all the memoires that Gatsby and Daisy share leads us to a better understanding of how much they used to like each other, and how their memories from the past has lead them to each other now. The green light at the end of Daisy’s dock is the biggest symbol of the story. The green light shows us how close Gatsby is from Daisy but also how out of reach she is. In the beginning Nick is talking to Miss Baker about where he lives and Miss Baker says “You live in West Egg, I know somebody there.”(page 11). Then Miss Baker says “ You must know Gatsby, Gatsby? demanded Daisy.”(page 11). This shows that she has memories with J. and that they have a history with each other which goes perfectly with the them of memory from the past. The green light lets Gatsby be close to Daisy in his mind but not physically because it is as if she is in reaching distance. The green light symbolizes the want for Daisy but how hard it is to reach her. Yellow and green are also another symbol in the novel. Yellow is another great symbol because it shows his ”mourning about showing and telling his past.”(The Great Gatsby Color Analysis). Gatsby buys a yellow Rolls Royce to show off his new money, also I think to catch Daisy’s eye. Also at all of Gatsby’s parties he is throwing to try to get Daisy to come, he has the band perform yellow cocktail music. Green is a symbol as well. The green stands for the money that both

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