green light

“possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had vanished forever.”

-Gatsby realizes that the light was never actually that importance of symbolism of daisy

-if something vanishes it never existed in the fist place. we see vanishing tricks at a magic show wich is just a form of illusion.

-“forever” never coming back

“it had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on the dock His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one”

-Star and moon quote in appearance it looks very close. In reality its really really far away. Gatsby believes Daisy to be Just across the bay so not very far in distance in reality there’s a lot of time and life separating them.

-Gatsby’s obsession with Dasiy is like a spell. He is so strongly fixated on that it seems unreal or fantastic.

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  1. Campbell, it is really good to see you using the blog! Make sure you are uploading all your work here.

    Remember, when we have these discussions around quotes from the book, feel free to add some of your own ideas that pop into your mind when we are talking in class.


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