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smithr6 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 27, 2013 at 5:16 AM via iOS

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What indications are there that the green light will have a powerful emotional significance to Gatsby?

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mchristel | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 1, 2013 at 1:02 AM (Answer #1)

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Focus on the first time the green light on Daisy's dock is introduced and described in the novel. The way it is described and what comes before or after that description give you the appropriate clues that point toward its significance.  Consider the color green usually represents envy or jealousy ("the green-eyed monster).

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