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In The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald uses repeated examples of color imagery to raise questions about views of the American Dream Color imagery is employed throughout the novel appearing in the Valley of Ashes Gatsbys parties and in the light on Daisys dock Fitzgerald uses this imagery to raise questions about the excessively lavish and wasteful view that the characters of the novel have in fulfilling the American Dream Throughout the novel color imagery is an integral method by which mood is portrayed The Valley of Ashes Gatsbys party and the light on Daisys dock are all depicted by vital color imagery which furthers their significance within the novel In the Valley of Ashes Nick describes the valley as grey land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it27 with the focal point of Doctor TJ Eckleburgs faded blue eyes and yellow spectacles27 The entire description of the area involves a bleak drab mood It is in this setting that Myrtle Wilson lives with her husband above a nondescript auto garage Myrtle constantly regrets her uneventful life with Wilson and looks to Tom for an exciting affair in the fast-paced world of the wealthy Later in the novel when Nick attends his first party at Gatsbys house the vivid colors detail the drunken festive mood of the guests at the party As Nick approaches the party the lights grow brighterand the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music44 Nick is overcome by the headlights of cars and the immense amount of light against the twilight sky During the party Nick sees girls in twin yellow dresses who he mentions several more times throughout the course of the party The bright light and yellow which abound at Gatsbys party reflect the carefree attitude of the guests and the congenial spirit of the party As the party comes to a close with arguments car accidents and fighting due to drunkenness the very light which
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