F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby Essay

1596 Words Dec 18th, 2015 7 Pages
“It’s pretty isn’t it old sport?...Haven’t you ever seen it before?” (Fitzgerald 64) With innocent Daisy dressed in white, curmudgeonly Tom and his blue car, and Mr. Jay Gatsby himself with bouts of yellow all about him, readers of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby can pick up little hints that these specific colors being used throughout the novel is not a mere coincidence. In fact, some readers may argue that these variety of tones show greater, deeper insight into these character’s psyche. The Roaring Twenties was full of color, very bright and lively, thus making it easy for Fitzgerald to work this into the plot and into the minds of these characters one either loves or despises.
“Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it...but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget...a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering around in the next hour.” (9) When readers first meet Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, all they see is this harmless woman with an alluring voice and a winsome face who dresses in white consistently throughout the novel. They see a woman who holds a man’s attention, drawing them to her almost as if she were a siren beckoning them to their ultimate deaths. As stated previously, this is not a happy accident that this seemingly irreproachable character wears the very shade that denotes innocence and purity. It is quite beyond doubt…

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