What Does The Color Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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Title Fitzgerald, in “The Great Gatsby” went through great lengths to have all his colors act as symbolism for different things. When seeing a shade you can trace it back to the character and it will be related to them. Reading the novel for enjoyment can be done. Once the book is reread and analyzed line per line you can see the many layers Fitzgerald put into his novel. The colors pink, rose and silver, are mentioned several times in the book sporadically. Rose was seen as the color, the flower and a verb by themselves. When they are analyzed over and over again they can lead you to see new ways of interpreting them. (THESIS) Love is something that one should cherish and hold however, in this book it is something that is used as a ladder to reach the top. Red is a color associated with love, but the love in “The…show more content…
Klipspringer play the piano. Outside, “The rain was still falling, but the darkness had parted in the west, and there was a pink and golden billow of foamy clouds above the sea” (Fitzgerald 101). This is foreshadowing for what is to come. Though the storm was over and the pink represented the end of the storm it would also represent the end of Gatsby’s dreams of being successful and having Daisy. The next time pink appears Gatsby is wearing it in, “his gorgeous pink rag of a suit”(Fitzgerald 165). In this suit he goes to Daisy’s house and eats lunch with the Buchannan’s, Nick and Jordan. It is the hottest day of the year and they decide to go to town. On the way back Daisy hits Myrtle and kills her in Gatsby’s car. A few days later Gatsby is murdered by Myrtle’s husband for the belief that he was his wife’s secret lover and
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