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THE GREAT GATSBY

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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.

COLOR IN THE GREAT GATSBY

Fitzgerald uses ***** elaborately in "***** Great Gatsby," and it usually has some ulterior *****, like the "green light" that appears throughout the 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 ***** recedes before us. It eluded us *****n, ***** that's no matter - to*****morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... and one f*****e morning..." (Fitzgerald 212). The green light ***** the whole type of life they *****re living. Their lives did not mean much -- they were empty and phony. They lived them year after year because that is what they did in East Egg, and society was the most important thing, you were who you knew, ***** ***** you had.

***** are several other green references in the novel, and they all have ********** to do with the lifestyle, and how these shallow people live. Wilson's face is green just ***** the "yellow car" hits his wife. The trees that gave way for Gatsby's house ***** *****, and so is the water in the sound, on that hot day when they all drove in***** New York, and everything changed. Green in the ***** also signifies change, as well as life going on.

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

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

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

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