The Great Gatsby

What does Gatsbys formal gesture of waving farewell remind us of in the great gatsby?

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This represents a longing that Gatsby has that remains unfulfilled. Earlier in the book Gatsby extended his arm over the bay toward the green light. This was Gatsby's longing for Daisy, his desire for love. Although Gatsby has many "friends" at his party, he still longs for Daisy and love.