The Great Gatsby

Quote Identification

Identify speaker, plot and significance.

But I didn't call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock.

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Nick is the speaker. This is our introduction to Gatsby, significant in that it speaks to Gatsby's only dream..... the woman in the home beyond the green light.


The Great Gatsby