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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 *****itzgerald.


***** uses color elaborately in "***** Great Gatsby," and it usually has some ulterior *****, 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 year recedes before us. It eluded us *****n, ***** that's no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... ***** 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 ***** after year because that is what they did in East Egg, and society was the most important thing, you were who you knew, and ***** you had.

***** 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 ***** gave way for Gatsby's house were green, and so is the water ***** the **********, on that hot day when they all drove into New York, and everything changed. Green in the novel also signifies change, as well as life going on.

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

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

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


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