The Great Gatsby

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"Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions."-Pablo Picasso. Its true that colors are connected with emotions. Red is associated with anger and alertness just as blue is associated with sadness and calmness. Authors use color imagery to build connections in their literature. The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel explores social classes and their effect on the era. F. Scott Fitzgerald is know for using a great amount of color imagery through out the novel. Fitzgerald conjures conditions and emotions with colors to better build the characters. Color imagery involves colors to conjure emotions, vivid images and personality. It also helps build the reader's understanding of the world. Jay Gatsby, the main character of the book built himself from dirt poor to a successful man hoping to woo Daisy Buchanan, a woman who he is in love with. Fitzgerald uses color imagery to analyze him and his struggles in depth. For example Fitzgerald writes that “Taking a white card from his wallet, he waved it before the man’s eyes.” (Fitzgerald 208). In the ...

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