Essay On The Color Green In The Great Gatsby

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The color green can signify many things in the every day life, people may think of it as “go” or as something positive. F. Scott Fitzgerald is an author known to use a lot of symbolism in his writings. In his famous novel, “the Great Gatsby”, Fitzgerald uses the color green to represent various things. His use of the color green represents mostly what Gatsby desires most in life, but he also includes it to represent little things that need thinking to figure out. In Fitzgerald’s novel, when we notice for the first time the color green it is obvious that one of its significances would be hope. Nick sees Gatsby staring straight at a little green light at the tip of Daisy’s dock. “Involuntarily I glanced seaward--and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock…”(21) That green light represents his hope to be with daisy. “He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling.”(21) Nick states that he sees Gatsby stretching his arms and trembling,...

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