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THE GREAT GATSBY

INTRODUCTION

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

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

There are several other ***** references in the novel, and they all have something 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 were *****, and so is the water in the **********, on that hot day when they all drove *****to New York, and everything changed. Green in the novel also signifies change, as well ***** life going on.

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

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

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

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