The Great Gatsby

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how was gatsby the first time nick saw him?

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When Nick first sees Gatsby, he is reaching toward the green light ­ something that, by definition, he cannot grasp. In this scene, Fitzgerald wholly sacrifices realism in favor of drama and symbol: the green light stands for the as-yet-nameless object for which Gatsby is hopelessly striving.Gatsby is trembling towards the green light: he trembles for the illusion of Daisy.