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The Great Gatsby | "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther." --F. Scott Fitzgerald

The green light is at the end of Daisy's dock. It symbolizes how Gatsby is trying to reach out to her.

This is Daisy's green light. It shines from across the bay. Gatsby often longingly stares at it, as it represents Daisy and his' love- something so far away.

“And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night. ― Nick Carraway Chapter 8 Page 189