Since parting from Diasy, recapturing their past love has been the focus of Gatsby’s life. However, despite his wealth and extensive possessions he still longs for Daisy. Therefore, the green light stands for all of Gatsby's longings and wants. Gatsby is also portrayed as an optimistic character, however, it is clear that he is focused do much on pursuing his dream, when in reality, that dream is moving further and further away. This is shown in the last page of the novel, when Nick states. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes us.” This quote page 94exhibits the illusionary nature of the green light, and Gatsby’s stubbornness to continue to believe that he and Daisy will be together, when in actual fact, they are moving further and further away from each other.
Throughout the book, Fitzgerald uses the green light to symbolise Gatsby’s goal of achieving Daisy. However, once