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Use of Color in The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism and colors in The Great Gatsby is prominent in every chapter of his novel. To fully understand the meaning of his color use, a reader must recognize the situations in which these colors are used. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses the color green. Green has many possible interpretations, and its’ use to reveal insight into Gatsby’s character is probably the most meaningful. One possible meaning of the color green is envy. Gatsby can be seen as an envious, jealous character....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald] 584 words
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Color Interpretations in The Great Gatsby - Discovering hidden messages in a novel compares to solving a puzzle or finding hidden treasure. Underlying symbols appear in many works of literature and lead the reader forward to discover the deeper substance of a character. In The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald uses subtle tones and clues to tell readers more about a character. These signs aid the reader in revealing the meaning of certain situations and clearing up any confusion. Colors contribute much to explain the unconscious thoughts of characters and explain the characters’ essences....   [tags: American Literature ]
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gatcolor Color Code in The Great Gatsby - The Color Code in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is full of symbolism. Colours, for example, are used to represent many different things; some even represent a theme of the novel. White, yellow, grey, green are just some of the colours which Fitzgerald uses in a special way, because each of these colours has a special meaning, different from the ones we regularly know or use. White is a colour which appears many times throughout the novel. At first, it is used to describe Daisy....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 634 words
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Color Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Color Symbolism in The Great Gatsby Color symbolism is popular in novels written during the 1920’s. One such example is Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. There is much color symbolism in this novel, but there are two main colors that stand out more than the others. The colors green and white influence the story greatly. Green shows many thoughts, ideas, attitudes, and choices that Gatsby has throughout the story. White represents the stereotypical façade that every character is hiding behind....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald]
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Great Gatsby Color Imagery & Symbolism - ... Another way yellow is shown through death is when Gatsby walked past the yellowing trees that were on the way to his pool before he was killed by George Wilson. “Gatsby shouldered the mattress and headed for the pool. Once he stopped and shifted it a little and the chauffeur asked him if he needed any help, but he shook his head and in a moment disappeared among the yellowing trees.” (Fitzgerald p.169). This shows the color yellow playing a role in death once again. At the parties you can tell that yellow is apparent....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, literary analysis]
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gatcolor Great Gatsby Essays: Importance of Color - Importance of Color in The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald             In literature, colors are often purposefully chosen for different characters to represent the character’s personalities. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the colors green, yellow/gold, and gray are used to represent the attributes of the colored person or place.             Apparently, green is the most prominently used color in the novel. The reason for this may be that green is the color used to describe the main character of the novel, Jay Gatsby....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 612 words
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Color Symbolism in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Colors are an essential part of the world around us. They can convey messages, expressing that which words do not. Gentle blue tones can calm a person and bright yellows can lift the spirits. If an artist is trying to express sorrow or death he often uses blacks blues, and grays basically he uses dreary colors. Without one word, a driver approaching a red traffic light knows to stop. Colors are representative of many things. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses color symbolism throughout as a major device in thematic and character development....   [tags: Literary Analysis, F. Scott Fitzgerald]
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Color Symbolism in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... George is pumping gas for Tom and “In the sunlight his face was green” (Fitzgerald 123). George is jealous of Tom’s money and fancy expensive car. “Green is often related to money and finance” (Fishman). The color White is often associated with wedding dresses. “In many cultures brides have worn white for centuries to symbolize purity, chastity and innocence” (Eiseman 65). Daisy is seen wearing white a lot in The Great Gatsby. “She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster” (Fitzgerald 74)....   [tags: Wealth, Relationships, Twenties]
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Color Imagery in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - ... Again we see it when Nick is with her: “I put my arm around Jordan’s golden shoulder and drew her toward me and asked her to dinner” (79). Fitzgerald stresses the idea that Jordan is well-off and of high societal status by always labeling her with the color gold. The biggest use of gold in The Great Gatsby is with Mr. Jay Gatsby. Everything about him is seen as golden. An example of this is Gatsby’s tie when he gets to see Daisy: “Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in” (84)....   [tags: wealth, sickness, masterpiece]
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gatcolor Color of Money in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - The Color of Money in The Great Gatsby A major aspect of The Great Gatsby was the effect that money has on each one of the characters. Money influenced Daisy’s love, it influenced Tom life, influences Nick’s wants, Jordan’s standards, and money also pushed Gatsby to get what he lost. The effect money has on Daisy is noticed from the beginning. She is married to a wealthy man in which she says she loves. The love for her husband is not the same love that she has had with other men. This love is influenced mainly by the amount of money he has....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 763 words
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Symbolism and Color Imagery In The Great Gatsby Francis Scott Fitzgerald - Symbolism & Color Imagery In The Great Gatsby Francis Scott Fitzgerald uses colors to represent symbols and themes throughout The Great Gatsby. The characters in the novel are often associated with a key color and this can help depicate emotions and feelings in certain events. Fitzgerald also uses color to place a deeper and stronger connection to other topics. His use of color imagery and symbolism enhances the novel in ways that only color could describe. Fitzgerald, refers to the color green quite frequently throughout the novel....   [tags: Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s affection]
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Color Symbolism Used in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... As we progress in the novel, Gatsby mentions that “ the rock of the world was founded securely founded on a fairy's wing”. Daisy and Jordan seemed to take flight into the air because they’re unreal, just as are fairies; and they are in white because as we learn later on, to wear white is to be “ an absolute little dream”, something that is just as false as Daisy and Jordan. The white Daisy embodies is what Gatsby seeks to embrace . However, Gatsby knows that white or purity cannot exist purely, it’s unavoidably stained by something, perhaps money and wealth which is represented by the color yellow....   [tags: Wealth, Gold]
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The Use of Creative Color Throughoutout F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - ... Firstly, one of the main characters, Daisy Buchanan, a woman who lives in East Egg and is married to Tom Buchanan, is surrounded with colors that help the reader understand what kind of character she seems to be. When Nick Caraway enters Daisy’s house, the colors of the Buchanan’s home are stated on many occasions, and they foreshadow events and describe the characters; for example, “A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea” (8)....   [tags: image, illusion, innocence]
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How Fitzgerald uses Colors in his Novels to Manipulate the Reader - Writers and artists often use color to manipulate the reader into feeling certain emotions; they can make the audience experience pain, joy and sorrow by using a palette of colors in their work. While color is often used to set a mood or create an ambiance, F. Scott Fitzgerald utilizes it to reveal and develop underlying themes. He cleverly crafts his most popular novel by incorporating colors to reveal the underlying messages in The Great Gatsby such as the tendencies of the rich, Daisy and Gatsby’s growing relationship and the acts of injustice towards the Wilsons....   [tags: wealthy, great gatsby, color's meanings]
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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... This pure, dream like sense that is repeatedly associated with Daisy and Jordan makes the reader believe they are these two, innocent fragile human beings who could never cause any amount of harm to a single person. The underlying truth, although, is much more deceiving than what is seen at first sight. The falseness that accompanies the color white in the novel is manifesting everywhere. When Nick first arrives at the Buchanan house, he claimed, “The windows were ajar and gleaming white” (Fitzgerald 13)....   [tags: Color, Symbolism, Meaning] 1008 words
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Literary Features in The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye - ... Another symbol linked to colour, is the “green light” which depicts both hope and destruction of the American Dream. It almost becomes a metaphor for Daisy as for years it is the closest Gatsby can get to Daisy. I believe Fitzgerald almost wanted to merge the two together (Daisy and the green light) as a symbol of the future which is effective because the light is unreachable, Gatsby can only view it from a great distance which foreshadows the ending; he will never get Daisy, as well as his American dream which is also rendered unachievable....   [tags: Color, Symbolism] 1149 words
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Colors and Symbolism in "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Symbolism is the use of symbols to supply things with a representative meaning or to represent something abstract by an existing object. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, colours are used to symbolize a person’s inner thoughts and feelings. Colours, such as green, white are used to find ones true feelings; while others use colours to hide their true persona. Colour symbolism is used to convey a deeper message to the readers and help us understand the characters true colours. The color green in the novel The Great Gatsby symbolizes different choices Jay Gatsby makes throughout his lifetime....   [tags: Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, symbolism] 1296 words
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The Symbolism of Colors in The Great Gatsby - There a several colors used for symbolism in the novel “The Great Gatsby”. For example the colors BLUE, GREEN, WHITE and YELLOW are used throughout the book. The first time Nick Carraway meets his cousin Daisy Buchanan at Tom’s and Daisy’s home, she was dressed totally in white. So as the house and its furnishings are also tuned in light shades. This fact might be interpreted as: beauty, cleanliness, wealth, innocence, virginity and also laziness. Daisy’s color is white, she wears white dresses and recalls her “white girlhood”, and this use of color helps her to characterize her as the unattainable “enchanted princess” who becomes incarnate as Gatsby’ s dream (p.21, l.8-9)....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby] 459 words
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Cars as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby - Cars as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby Cars play a very important part in the telling of The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is a very dark, unhappy book, and the cars really exemplify this. "…cars change their meaning and become a symbol of death" (Dexheimer). Cars also give the reader insight into some of the different characters in the book. One of the most important jobs of cars in this book is to foreshadow upcoming events. Throughout the book, there are many devastating and dark events that these cars represent....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby Cars Essays]
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Symbols and Symbolism Essay - Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Symbolism in The Great Gatsby Symbolism is what makes a story complete. And it is used through "The Great Gatsby." Virtually anything in the novel can be taken as a symbol, from the weather, to the colors of clothing the characters wear. There are three major symbolic elements used in the novel, they are water, colors, and religion. Water to me seems to mean "wasted, and or lost time." I believe this because of several reasons. One being that he is separated from Daisy by an island sound....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 430 words
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Use of Metaphor, Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Use of Metaphor and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby       Some novels have more of an impact in modern society than when they were originally written. This is especially true with Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Modern society can be termed corrupt, complete with tainted morals and an overemphasis on the acquisition of money and friends. Fitzgerald seeks the root of the problem and wants the reader to ponder whether he or she wants money and social status or fulfillment and truth. In his quest to enlighten the reader, Fitzgerald utilizes metaphor and symbols to clarify his message....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Symbols and Symbolism - Heat as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby - Heat as a Symbol in The Great Gatsby         Symbolism plays an important role in any novel of literary merit. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald displays a superior use of symbols such as color, light, and heat. Fitzgerald’s superior use of heat as a symbol is the focus of this essay. “When F. Scott Fitzgerald turns on the heat in Gatsby, he amplifies a single detail into an element of function and emphasis that transforms neutral landscapes into oppressive prisms” (Dyson 116)....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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The Great Gatsby: The Decline of The American Dream - The pursuit of the American Dream has been alive for generations. People from nations all over the world come to America for the chance to achieve this legendary dream of freedom, opportunity, and the “all American family”. However, in the 1920’s this dream began to take a different form. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, unfolds what the American Dream really meant during the roaring 20’s. The Great Gatsby tells a story of the affluent Jay Gatsby and his dream of attaining the love of the married Daisy Buchanan....   [tags: The Great Gatsby Essays]
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The Colors of Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Famous Novel - F. Scott Fitzgerald is famous for the detail with which he crafted the quintessential American novel, The Great Gatsby. With his well-chosen words, Fitzgerald painted a fantastic portrait of life during the Roaring Twenties in the minds of his readers, a picture rich with color and excitement. Four colors: green, gold, white, and gray played key roles in the symbolic demonstration of ideas and feelings which, woven together seamlessly, made The Great Gatsby a world-renowned work of literary genius....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, literary analysis]
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gatcolor Symbols and Symbolism Essay - Symbolic Colors in Great Gatsby - Symbolic Colors in Great Gatsby Colors can accentuate the meanings of a story and explain certain actions of a character. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald applies many important colors that allude to the personality of his characters. The colors given are repeated multiple times so that they can be established. To fully understand the characters of the story, one must recognize the associated colors that are given. Green is the color of "healing, money, prosperity, greed, luck, and fertility"(Nadia Davis)....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 401 words
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Green Light in The Great Gatsby - The Green Light in The Great Gatsby     The image of the green light in the novel Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a significant symbol which reflects Gatsby's dream and other aspects beyond Gatsby's longing.  Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses many other images or symbols.  At first, it may seem very basic, but when the symbol is closely studied, one may see the deeper meaning found within it. Fitzgerald uses these symbols to make a point across to the reader.  He then uses this point and converts it into a deeper meaning, into a myth about America.  The green light mentioned in the novel clearly represents and is a prime example of this....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Symbolism in The Great Gatsby     Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has more relevance in today’s society than it did when it was written. With the recent societal trend that emphasizes lack of morals and material wealth over a meaningful existence, Fitzgerald’s message really hits home. Which is more important - money or love. Social status or being true to oneself. Fitzgerald uses metaphor and symbols to great effect in order to illustrate what can happen when the pursuit of happiness becomes warped (by American ideals) into the pursuit of money....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Jay Gatsby as Tragic Hero of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Jay Gatsby as Tragic Hero of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby According to Aristotle, there are a number of characteristics that identify a tragic hero: he must cause his own downfall; his fate is not deserved, and his punishment exceeds the crime; he also must be of noble stature and have greatness. These are all characteristics of Jay Gatsby, the main character of Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby.  Jay Gatsby is a tragic hero according to Aristotle's definition.   Jay Gatsby is an enormously rich man, and in the flashy years of the jazz age, wealth defined importance....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald]
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Use of Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Symbolism plays an important role in any novel of literary merit. In his novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbols to portray events, feelings, personalities and time periods. Throughout the narrative, Fitzgerald uses strong contrasting symbols such as West Egg and East Egg. His superior use of other predominant symbols such as color and light are also evident throughout the novel. The story begins as the narrator, Nick Carraway, describes his arrival to West Egg. One can immediately spot "new-money Gatsby and no-money Nick on one side of the bay and old-money Buchanans on the other" (Tanner x)....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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Symbols, Symbolism, and Metaphor in The Great Gatsby - Metaphors and Symbolisms in The Great Gatsby In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many different metaphors and symbolisms to express his point. In this essay the point that I wish to make is how Fitzgerald uses colors to develop image, feelings, and scenery depiction to let the reader feel the emotions and other aspects being portrayed in that particular part in the book. Like every other essay one must address the major points that will be addressed. This essay suggests the hopefulness of Nick's venture in the East and of Gatsby's dream to win Daisy....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 795 words
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People of The Great Gatsby and People of Today - People of The Great Gatsby and People of Today The young adults in F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby are similar to the adults of today. They show resemblance by portraying racism, irresponsibility, and corruption. Like the young adults of today many display integrity and are innocent. The people of the two generations exploit violence and have gangs and gang leaders. The generation of the 20's and the generation of the 00's exhibit irresponsibility and corruption through many characters such as Myrtle, Meyer Wolfshiem and Tom....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 491 words
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Corruption of the American Dream in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Broken Dreams and Fallen Themes In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald employs the use of characters, themes, and symbolism to convey the idea of the American Dream and its corruption through the aspects of wealth, family, and status. In regards to wealth and success, Fitzgerald makes clear the growing corruption of the American Dream by using Gatsby himself as a symbol for the corrupted dream throughout the text. In addition, when portraying the family the characters in Great Gatsby are used to expose the corruption growing in the family system present in the novel....   [tags: The Great Gatsby ] 1440 words
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The Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Corruption of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is about the corruption of the American Dream, and the downfall of those who attempt to attain its illusionary goals. As the novel shows, the 20th century is a moral wasteland and a corruption of the original idealistic American Dream of the past. Fitzgerald's moral wasteland is shown physically in the "valley of ashes" scene of the novel. This 'dismal' and 'desolate' wasteland exists side-by-side with the white and unreal dream of Daisy and her world....   [tags: The Great Gatsby] 513 words
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The Great Gatsby - The Great Gatsby is chalked full of metaphors and symbolism for America and what it stands for; however, one theme is addressed time and time again. One must be careful of how far they let themselves slip into the fantasies of their dreams, or they will never be able to resurface. In this statement is where the true point of the story lies. From the social status of the characters, to the setting of the story, and even as far as the colors used to paint the surroundings, you cannot read this book and miss the ultimate point F....   [tags: Literary Analysis, F. Scott Fitzgerald] 1355 words
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gattom Importance of the Automobile in The Great Gatsby - The Importance of the Automobile in The Great Gatsby   F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was written about a time of gaiety for a certain set of people. One of the major thematic aspects of the book is driving and the automobile. At the time the book was written the car had begun its establishment as a national institution. This is apparent in one of the central events in the book. Tom's unfaithfulness first comes to light from a car accident in Santa Barbara. He misguides the car and the misdirection of his life is made glaringly evident....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Scott Fitzgerald]
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Critical Examination of a Passage in Great Gatsby - This passage is from the great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It tells a story, specifically the history which Gatsby and Daisy had. Daisy promised to wait for Gatsby until the war ended. But as it is Daisy’s youth and need for love and attention has made her insecure to stay alone for so long. Soon she attended parties and dances. At one of them she met the safe and strong Tom Buchanan. Despite the fact that she loved Jay, he was not there, so she married Tom. The diction used in this passage as well as in the whole novel is simple....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald] 892 words
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The Characters of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - The Characters of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby        In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main characters Tom and Gatsby are both similar and different in their attitudes and their status. Both Tom and Gatsby have attained great wealth and live in very lavish conditions. They differ greatly, on the other hand, in the way that they acquired this wealth, and the way in which they treat other people. Even though both characters have great amounts of wealth, they are almost complete opposites due the way in which they acquired their wealth....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald ]
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Symbols and Symbolism Essay - Symbolism in The Great Gatsby - Symbolism in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby tells of a man's attempt to regain his long lost love and the happiness he once had in life by way of wealth and material possessions. Jay Gatsby is representative of the American man because he believes that with great wealth comes great happiness. This is evidenced throughout the novel by way of Gatsby himself, through the portrayal of the Buchanans, and through the use of the word green which symbolizes hope, renewal, and promise....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 840 words
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gatcolor Great Gatsby Essay: Imagery of Colors - The Great Gatsby:  Imagery of Colors                    F. Scott Fitzgerald used the imagery of colors in his masterpiece The Great Gatsby.  The colors are used very frequently as symbols, and the hues create atmosphere in different scenes of the book.  White is a clean and fresh color, but the author shows how it can be tainted as well.  Next, yellow illustrates the downfall of moral standards of the people of West Egg.  Lastly, green, the most dominant color in the book, symbolizes wealth and Gatsby's unattainable dream....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 502 words
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Symbols and Symbolism - Houses and Cars in The Great Gatsby - Symbolism of Houses and Cars in The Great Gatsby        Francis Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, is full of symbolism, which is portrayed by the houses and cars in an array of ways. One of the more important qualities of symbolism within The Great Gatsby is the way in which it is so completely incorporated into the plot and structure. Symbols, such as Gatsby's house and car, symbolize material wealth.   Gatsby's house "[is] a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy" which contains "a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy" is a symbol of Gatsby's large illegal income (Fitzgerald 9)(9)....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Portrayal of the Twenties F. Scott Fitzgerald was accurate in his portrayal of the aristocratic flamboyancy and indifference of the 1920s. In his novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald explores many aspects of indifference and flamboyancy. A large influence on this society was the pursuit of the American Dream. Gangsters played a heavily influential role in the new money aristocracy of the 1920s. The indifference was mainly due to the advent of Prohibition in 1920. One major societal revolution in this period was that of the “new women,” who expressed new actions and beliefs....   [tags: Great Gatsby Fitzgerald Essays]
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Use Of Symbolism In The Catcher In The Rye and The Great Gatsby - Use Of Symbolism In “The Catcher In The Rye” and “The Great Gatsby” There are many writers like James Joyce, Patrick Kananach and Thomas Moore who use symbolism to convey and support indirect meaning in their writings. J.D. Salinger and F. Scott Fitzgerald both use symbolism in similar ways. In both “The Catcher In The Rye” and “The Great Gatsby”, the authors used symbolism to convey emotions and reality.      In “The Catcher In The Rye”, J.D. Salinger uses Holden’s red hunting cap, the exhibits at the Museum of Natural History and “kings in the back row” as symbols whose meanings help tell the story....   [tags: Catcher In the Rye Great Gatsby] 802 words
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Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the Tragic Hero - Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the Tragic Hero       Aristotle invented a list of criteria in an attempt to determine the exact definition of a tragic hero.  The list states the following - the tragic hero must cause his own down fall; the tragic hero's fate is undeserved; the tragic hero's punishment exceeds his crime; the tragic hero must be a great and noble person according to the standards of the current society.  In Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby can be defined as a tragic hero who possesses all of the aforementioned traits.   Jay Gatsby's main desire in life is to become a member of high society, respected more than anyone else.  Gatsby has taken steps to ensure th...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald Hero Papers]
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The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald - ... The source of the green light is later revealed to be at the end of Tom and Daisy Buchanan’s dock. The green light symbolizes the American Dream and Daisy, both of which Gatsby is very close to achieving, though not quite close enough. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us” (Fitzgerald 180). Throughout the novel Gatsby held on to the hope that he can have a future with Daisy and relive the past. At the climax of novel, Gatsby and Daisy are reunited over tea at Nick’s house....   [tags: story and character analysis] 585 words
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Symbolism on the Great Gatsby - In novels, the use of symbols makes the story interesting and essential to the readers. Symbols are messages that the author uses to communicate with the reader for a deeper understanding, although sometimes it can only be discovered if analyzed. Fitzgerald connects the different symbols throughout the novel to pinpoint an elaborate meaning towards the story yet it does indicate a pleasant meaning. A symbol such as “color” or “money” can be less complex than it seems. Whereas a symbol as complicated as the “eye” can mean more than it’s suggested for....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... This was all caused by Gatsby’s yellow Rolls Royce, which obviously represents death, because the yellow car killed Myrtle, directly. It also indirectly killed Gatsby and Wilson. In the novel there is an example of how this happens on page 137: “The ‘death car’ as the newspapers called it, didn’t stop; it came out of the gathering darkness, wavered tragically for a moment, and then disappeared around the next bend.” This is describing the scene when Myrtle is hit and killed by Gatsby’s car. The color also represents corruption, which is how Gatsby got his money....   [tags: symbols, wealth, corruption, death] 723 words
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The Great Gatsby - ... When Gatsby leaves, Daisy promises that she will wait for him, yet she instead marries Tom Buchanan, an extremely wealthy man who her parents approve of. Even when Tom cheats on Daisy, and she is fully aware of it, she refuses to leave him. She loves her status and money so much she will not give it up even at the expense of her happiness. As Daisy becomes older, society pressures her to think a certain way. Eventually the pressure to become perfect makes her fickle and uncaring for everything but money and status....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, literary analysis] 571 words
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Symbolism in The Great Gatsby and The Raven - ... Throughout the story he is often seen wearing lavender shirts. “The rich rainbow of shirt colors that explode from Gatsby’s armoire emphasizes the richness and beauty of Gatsby’s feelings for Daisy Weisbrod, 106).” Green, not often seen throughout the book, has an important symbolic meaning. “The green light Gatsby watches obsessively evokes the ideas of dreams and hopes; the green symbolizes the innocence that one had, the characters learn, have irretrievably lost (Weisbrod, 160).” At the end of Daisy’s dock hangs a green lantern, which suggests that Gatsby keeps his dream of loving Daisy even before his fortune came upon, and that their relationship will always be affected by wealth....   [tags: Fitzgerald, Poe, literary analysis]
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The Great Gatsby and the American Dream - ... The light at the end of her dock was glowing green brightly and he would stare at it from his, reaching for it. Yellow fits him because when he met Daisy for the second time, she became promiscuous with him and Gatsby was so willing to break up a family for the one thing he truly wanted. Jay had almost everything the american dream was about, except for Daisy. In his ways he became corrupt and wanted Daisy to leave Tom and her daughter for him.As for the end of Mr. Gatsby’s life, yellow shines bright, as he is shot and killed in his own pool while waiting for the one he loves to call....   [tags: symbolysm, F.Scott Fitzgerald novel analysis] 765 words
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The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald is the master of symbolism. Symbolism plays a vital part in two of his most famous novels, The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night. From the valley of ashes to “Daddy’s Girl”, Fitzgerald weaves symbols throughout his novels that help the plot to thicken and progress. They also allow readers to look at the novels in a more analytical point of view, which makes the novels more interesting to read. Fitzgerald’s symbols truly make his works a pleasure to read. Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel, first sees Gatsby standing outside of his mansion, “standing with his hands in his pockets regarding the silver pepper of the stars” (20)....   [tags: symbolism, ashes]
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The Great Gatsby and the American Dream - ... 6) This symbolizes the passion Gatsby has for her but how she is just a little bit too far out of his reach. “Gatsby stood in the centre of a crimson carpet and gazed around with fascinated eyes. daisy watched him and laughed, her sweet, exciting laugh...”(p. 116) This excerpt from the novel shows again Gatsby’s love for Daisy and how happy he was when he thought he had her. Another example of Gatsby’s passion is at the end of the book. Gatsby got shot and his blood was swirling in the pool....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald novel analysis] 607 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald´s The Great Gatsby in a Different Light - The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a fictional novel that concerns the young and mysterious wealthy Jay Gatsby and his obsession with Mrs. Daisy Buchanan. Color is used in throughout The Great Gatsby to better illustrate the authors underlying meanings of richness, facade, and hope. Gold symbolizes success and richness and adds a sense of value to anything wearing it. When Gatsby invites Nick to the party at his manor, even the “..turkeys bewitched to a dark gold” (41), which reflects Gatsbys success and value as a host and individual....   [tags: richness, facade, hope]
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The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald - ... Even though Jay Gatsby has a plethora of money, he still isn’t satisfied. He only wants Daisy to make himself actually blithe. The light at the end of Daisy’s dock is green; which represents things of desire that are potentially unattainable, Daisy is the only thing that will make Gatsby happy. “...I could have sworn he [Gatsby] was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward- and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far way, that might have been at the end of a dock.” (21) Gatsby’s mansion, private dock, boat, pool, and other gaudy items are all within his reach to set his focus on, but he chooses a small green light at the end of Daisy’s dock to occupy his time...   [tags: story analysis, symbolism] 780 words
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