Color In The Great Gatsby Essay

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Colors have a much deeper meaning that we tend to overlook. The use of colors in the novel The Great Gatsby is very congruous with the rest of the novel. All of the characters and their actions can be compared to a color. These colors include blue which symbolizes sadness, green for hope, gold or yellow for wealth, and gray for poverty or depression. The color blue in this story symbolizes sadness. It is mostly associated with Mr. Gatsby and is longing for his lost love, Daisy. “He had come a long way to his blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it” (Fitzgerald 180). This quote is said on the very last page of the book after everything had played out. After Gatsby was killed and had never fully reached his dream. The first part of the quote, “He had come a long way to his blue lawn,” is saying how far he had come to fulfilling his dream. He constructed his fortune in a matter of three years and he had purposefully built his house across the bay from Daisy. The last part of the quote, “and his dream …show more content…
It is mostly associated with Gatsby and his hope to be with Daisy. Nick Carraway, the narrator and Gatsby’s neighbor and close friend, compares the aspirations of old, adventurous sailors as they travel to a new world, to that of Gatsby. “I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes-a fresh green breast of the new world” (Fitzgerald 180). The Dutch sailors came to this island and had nothing but opportunity. They saw it as the answer to their problems and where they could make all of their dreams come true. A place where they could be reborn and start over. Gatsby came to this place for all of the same reasons. He was looking to pursue a new life with his beloved Daisy who had been longing to reconnect with after five agonizing years. He built up all of his riches after moving to New York and started a new life across the bay from his

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