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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.


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

Gatsby 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 were living. Their lives did not mean much -- they were empty and phony. They lived them year 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, and they all have someth*****g to do with the lifestyle, and how these shallow people live. Wilson's face is ***** just ***** the "yellow car" hits his wife. The trees that gave way for Gatsby's house ***** green, and so is the water in ***** *****und, on that hot day when ***** all drove in***** New York, and everything changed. Green in the novel also signifies change, as well as life go*****g on.

***** ***** light also ***** the divide between West Egg and East Egg. Gatsby can see the green light from his house in West Egg, but no matter ***** ***** m*****y he has, and how many parties he throws, ***** people of West Egg will still look down on him a little bit. ***** Egg just does ***** me*****sure up, and the green light shining across the ***** bay that ********** the two communities, is the v*****ible symbol that in the eyes of ***** residents of East Egg, West Egg is just a*****ther town, ***** they "slum it" when they come to Gatsby's parties.

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

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


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