The Greenlight represents Gatsby"s American dream which he is struggling to achieve "He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling" (Fitzgerald 26).
Chapter 8: The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg
The Valley of Ashes represents the people who are suffering from poverty. "This is a valley of the ashes-a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens, where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air (Fitzgerald 27).
Chapter 5: The Clock Gatsby Knocks Over
The Weather represents Gatsby's emotions throughout the story, like him being happy, it is sunny and him being worried or sad, it is raining. "The day we agreed upon was pouring rain... After half an hour the sun shone again" (Fitzgerald 93-94).
Chapter 6: Dan Cody
The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg represents God because God can see everything. He sees and knows what happens. "-and I said 'God knows what you've been doing, everything you've been doing. You can fool me but you can't fool God!'" (Fitzgerald 167) "God sees everything" (Fitzgerald 167).
The Clock Gatsby Knocks Over represents that Gatsby is struggling with time or running out. "Luckily the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head, whereupon he turned and caught it with trembling fingers and set it back in place" (Fitzgerald 91).