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THE GREAT GATSBY

INTRODUCTION

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

***** 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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