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THE GREAT GATSBY

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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 Fitzgerald.

COLOR IN THE GREAT GATSBY

***** uses ***** elaborately in "The Great *****," and it usually has some ulterior meaning, like the "green light" that appears throughout the novel. Many critics say ***** 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 *****n, but that's no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... and one fine 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 ***** after year 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 ********** 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 ***** the sound, on that hot day when ***** all drove in***** New York, and everything changed. Green in the novel also signifies change, as well ***** life go*****g on.

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

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

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

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