The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1328 Words Feb 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
In society color has many meanings such as red and blue symbolizing hot and cold. Also, in society colors represent many different things, yellow represents warmth but also represent caution. The meanings of colors throughout history have changed too, today in society blue portrays sadness but in the Middle Ages it portrayed devotion. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, the luxurious 1920s are precisely depicted. During this prosperous age there were many key factors that shaped America such as bootlegging. Also in the Roaring Twenties money was an indication of success. It persuaded the new American generation to buy enormous homes, more sumptuous clothing, and lavish cars. A very wealthy man by the name of Jay Gatsby tries to regain the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan, by impressing her with his success. She is married and hasn 't seen Jay for a long time, but with the help of the narrator, Nick Carraway, they meet once again. Once this forbidden love is discovered things end terribly. Within The Great Gatsby, color symbolism plays an essential role in the novel.
Green is a color that represents many inanimate objects such as keeping the world clean or even wealth, which makes it so intriguing. This color is very popular for authors to use and seen an extensive amount of times throughout centuries. One of these authors is F. Scott Fitzgerald who uses this color to represent Gatsby and Daisy’s polluted and orgastic relationship. Fitzgerald declared, “Gatsby…

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