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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 *****itzgerald.


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

***** believed in 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.... ***** one f*****e morning..." (Fitzgerald 212). The ***** light ***** the whole type of life they *****re living. Their lives did not mean much -- ***** were empty and phony. They lived them year after ***** because that is what they did in East Egg, and society was the most important thing, you were who you knew, and ***** you had.

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

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

***** c*****se green is also the color of *****, and money is the ultimate ********** 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 *****, and the references to green throughout ***** ***** can also all lead back to money, or the lack ***** it.

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


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