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THE GREAT GATSBY

INTRODUCTION

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

COLOR IN THE GREAT GATSBY

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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