Opposite Gatsby`s mansion across the bay lays the Buchanan`s house. Late in the evening when Gatsby stands at the beach and glances into their direction, he can see a green light constantly shining the whole night guiding boats safely to the Buchanan`s dock. This light is a symbol for Gatsby, a symbol of hope, a symbol for his aim, his love. It guides him to Daisy, it tells him she is not far away and that he is only one step away from his aim.
Wilson`s gas-station lays in the wasteland between Long Island and Manhattan. It`s a depressing area. The only remarkable object there is the advertisement of an optician. It shows two big eyes wearing glasses. For Wilson they are a symbol for God. He tells Myrtle that she maybe can fool him, but she can`t fool God because he watches them all the time.