The green light at Daisys
dock is a central symbol in the book: it signals Gatsby into the future, away from the
cheapness of his affaire with Daisy which he vainly tries to create in the image of his
It embodies the profound naiveté of Gatsbys sense of the
future: "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year
recedes before us." The green light is the symbol of Gatsby faith.