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The Underlying Colors Of The Great Gatsby Colors can symbolize many things In a book an author can take color and give it their own symbol F Scott Fitzgerald does a beautiful job of this in his book The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald brings the use of colors into the plot of this book He gives each color an underlying meaning The colors represent the dream and the reality of the book The main two colors that are symbolized in The Great Gatsby are green and white These two colors influence the book greatly There are also many other colors mentioned in the book that have very defined meanings such as red blue and yellow With all these colors come many thoughts and emotions of the characters and what is going on with them The green color shows many thoughts ideas attitudes and choices Gatsby makes throughout the book A key image in the book is the green light at the end of Daisy Buchanans dock Involuntarily I glanced seawardand distinguished nothing except a single green light minute and far away that might have been the end of a dockp26 this green light for Gatsby was the symbol of a dream of Daisy The color represents serenity as in perfection which is ironic for when Gatsby reaches the light everything becomes reality and the perfection of his dream is lost In another way green can represents direction as a green traffic light which means to go To Gatsby to go for his dream and be reunited with his long lost love For his dream is to bring back the past and make everything as it once was Im going to fix everything just the way they were before he said nodding determinedly Shell seep117 Green also takes a different meaning in The Great Gatsby as being an urge to strive ahead in life to do better in life and succeed Gatsby changes his
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