The Great Gatsby


What does the green light represent in chapter 1?

What do the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg and The Valley of Ashes represent in chapter 2?

What do the automobiles and the color yellow represent in chapter 3?

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1) The green light symbolizes Daisy; it points toward her home, it represents the money he attained to make himself worthy of her, and it symbolizes the place that Gatsby wants to reach.

2) For Wilson, the eyes and the Valley of Ashes represent God looking down on a society of moral decay.

3) Yellow represents "gold" or money........ the automobiles would be something valuable that only the rich could afford.


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