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THE GREAT GATSBY

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce and d*****cuss the meaning of color in "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

COLOR IN THE GREAT GATSBY

***** uses color elaborately in "***** Great *****," and it usually has some ulterior *****, like the "green light" that appears throughout ***** novel. Many critics say the green ***** symbolizes Daisy, but it is more than that.

***** believed ***** the green light, the orgastic future that year by ***** recedes before us. It eluded us then, ***** that's no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... and one fine morning..." (Fitzgerald 212). The green light ***** the whole type of life they were living. Their lives did ********** mean much -- they were empty and phony. They lived them year after year because that is what ***** did in East Egg, and society was the most important thing, you were who you knew, and ***** you had.

***** are several other ***** references in the novel, ***** they all have *****thing to do with the lifestyle, and how these shallow people live. Wilson's face is green just before the "yellow car" hits his wife. The trees ***** gave way for Gatsby's house ***** *****, and so is the water in ***** sound, on that hot day when they all drove *****to New York, and everything changed. Green in the novel also signifies change, as well ***** life go*****g on.

The green light also symbolizes the divide between West Egg ***** ***** Egg. Gatsby can see the green ***** from his ***** in ***** *****, but no matter ***** much m*****y he has, and how many parties he throws, ***** people ***** West Egg will still look down on him a little bit. West Egg just does *****t measure up, and the green light sh*****ing across the green bay that ********** ***** two communities, is the visible symbol that in the eyes of ***** residents of East *****, West Egg is just another town, ***** they "slum it" when they come to Gatsby's *****.

Of c*****se green is also the color of m*****ey, and money is the ultimate *****me of the book. You ***** call it many different things, from "***** is the root of all evil," to "money ***** not buy happiness," to "money corrupts," but the book is all about money, and the references to ***** throughout ***** book can ***** ***** lead back to money, or the lack ***** it.

The color green, the color of money, plays an especially important role in t***** book - ***** ligh***** at the end of Daisy's deck, ***** same light ***** Gatsby watches every night, is green, and at the end ***** the novel, Nick describes North America as ***** large, undeveloped piece of ***** land had filled th***** *****e original Dutch explorers with hope and ambition. In this work, the color green ***** ***** quest for the American Dream and the belief

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