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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.


***** uses color elaborately in "The Great *****," and it usually has some ulterior meaning, 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, but that's no matter - to*****morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... ***** one f*****e morning..." (Fitzgerald 212). The ***** light ***** the whole type of life they were living. Their lives did not 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, and what ***** had.

There are several other green references in the novel, ***** they all have some***** to do with the lifestyle, and how these shallow people live. Wilson's face is ***** just before 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 ***** all drove in***** New York, and everything changed. Green in the ***** also signifies change, as well as life go*****g on.

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

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

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


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