"...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. Involuntarily I glanced seaward--and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock" (Fitzgerald 26). The green light represents hope in The Great Gatsby because Gatsby reaches to the light as if its Daisy.
Chapter 5: The Clock
The valley of ashes which represents the poor in The Great Gatsby "About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land. This is a valley of ashes—a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat . . . where ashes take the forms of houses. . . ." (Fitzgerald 27).
Gatsby's mansion which represents Greed because people used him for parties and all the wealth. "believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby’s house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited—they went there. . . . Sometimes they came and went without having met Gatsby at all..."(Fitzgerald 45).
The knocked over clock in The Great Gatsby represents Gatsby emotions. "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. Then he sat down, rigidly, his elbow on the arm of the sofa and his chin in his hand" (Fitzgerald 91).