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F Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby is rich in symbolism Several different levels in a variety of ways portray this One of the most important examples of symbolism shown in this novel is color It is worked into the plot and structure in a way that hides it There are several colors used for symbolism in the novel such as green yellow white blue and many others Fitzgerald uses color in order to better explain the characters and to deepen the understanding of the American dream There is a lot of color symbolism in this novel but there is one that stands out more then the others The color green influences the story greatly Green is the color used to describe the main character of the novel Jay Gatsby It can also be seen as the color of promise hope and renewal Green represents the hopes and dreams of people trying to reach the American dream Since green is the color of money it is often used to show the wealth of Gatsby When the people in West Egg and East Egg talk about Gatsbys mansion green is always mentioned A large green lawn surrounds his house and green ivy grows on his house Also the interior of his car is described as green leather 127 This color also shows many ideas thoughts attitudes and choices that Gatsby has throughout the story The green element in The Great Gatsby is taken from the green light26 at the end of the dock near Daisys house The first time that Nick saw Gatsby he was looking at a single green light minute and far away that might have been at the end of the dock26 Another symbolization of the color green is the meaning go In a traffic light signal people associate green with the action and word go This can show the reader that Gatsby should go for his dream without hesitation It implies that Gatsby
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