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English 11HMrs. GecajSymbolism in The Great GatsbyAs you read the novel, pull text evidence related to symbol and identify what it represents.Then, explain the significance of the symbol in developing themes of the novel.SymbolRepresents...Text Evidence (cite page #)Significance Green LightThe green light represents Gatsbyś hopes and dreams to bewith Daisy in thefuture. “...he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way...and distinguished nothing but a single green light, minute andfar away…”( 21)The reason Fitzgerald includes the green light is to show the readers Gatsbyś obsession with his dreams of calling Daisy hisown in the future. The green light shines from across the lake just as Gatsbyś dreams do, they are in the distance but maybe one day he will finally reach them. WhiteThe color white represents purityand hollowness, specifically in terms of when used to describe Daisy. “They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house.”(8)The color white is very significant in the story because it is in several occasions used to describe Daisy. It shows how she is very superficial and desiresto always maintain a pure reputation remaining the exact image of perfection with her wealth and beauty.

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