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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 *****, like the "green light" that appears throughout ***** novel. Many critics say the green ***** symbolizes Daisy, but it is more than that.

***** believed ***** the ***** 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 green light ***** the whole type of life they were living. Their lives did ********** 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 what ***** had.

There are several other ***** references in the novel, ***** 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 ***** 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 ***** life go*****g on.

The green light also symbolizes the divide between West Egg ***** ***** Egg. Gatsby can see the green light 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 *****t measure up, and the green ***** shining across the ***** bay ***** *****s the two communities, is the v*****ible symbol that in the eyes of ***** residents ***** East *****, West Egg is just another town, and they "slum it" when they come to Gatsby's *****.

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

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


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