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


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

***** believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, ***** that's no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... ***** one fine morning..." (Fitzgerald 212). The green light ***** the whole type of life they *****re living. Their lives did *****t mean much -- ***** were empty and phony. They lived them year after year beca*****e that is what they did in East Egg, and society was the most important thing, you were who you knew, ***** what you had.

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

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

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

The col***** green, the color of money, plays an especially important role in ***** ***** - ***** light at the end ***** Daisy's deck, the same light that Gatsby watches every night, is green, and at the end of the *****, Nick describes North America as the large, undeveloped piece of green land had filled ***** the original Dutch explorers ***** hope and am*****ion. In this work, the color ***** symbolizes ***** quest for the American Dream and the belief


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