The Great Gatsby is a book written about a man named Nick Carraway and his relationships with many different people that he met when he moved to New York. Throughout the book, Nick learns a lot about the people around him, and especially his neighbor Jay Gatsby. But most importantly he learns a lot about himself. The Great Gatsby is filled with symbols and themes. Some of the major themes of the book include hope, money and success, ignorance, judgement of others, disillusions, and moral values. There are a lot of different lessons that can also be learned from this book. .
Hope can be interpreted as a theme and hope also explains one of the symbols in the book. Hope is represented by the green light at the end of Daisy's dock. Jay hopes that one day his love with Daisy can get back to the way it was before. "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- (p.189) This quote summarizes all of the hope that Jay Gatsby had. .
Money and success are one of the only reasons why Daisy ever began talking to Gatsby again. Daisy was infatuated with money and that's what Jay had. "He took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them one by one before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel which lost their folds as they fell and covered the table in many-colored disarray. While we admired he brought more and the soft rich heap mounted higher- shirts with stripes and scrolls and plaids in coral and apple green and lavender and faint orange with monograms of Indian blue. Suddenly, with a strained sound Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily. "They"re such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. "It makes me sad because I've never seen such- such beautiful shirts before."" (p.