Color Red In The Great Gatsby

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Color Symbolism in The Great Gatsby In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses the colors green, red, and white throughout the novel to show symbolism that relates to the theme of the novel, the American Dream. The use of the colors are significant because each color symbolizes something different. One of the colors that is symbolized is green. There is a green light at the end of Daisy and Tom Buchanan’s boat dock. Nick Caraway, the narrator of the novel and Daisy’s cousin, describes Gatsby “he stretched his out his hands toward the dark water in a curious way, and far, as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward- and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been at the dock. When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness.” (20-21). The significance of the green light is that Gatsby wants to achieve his American Dream to be in a relationship with Daisy Buchanan. Daisy married Tom just because he was wealthy. To …show more content…

Nick got invited to have dinner with Tom and Daisy Buchanan. As Nick drove over to their house he said “Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red-and-white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay.” (6). As Nick is being led by Tom through his house he explained what the house looks like “We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-colored space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end.” (7). A description of the porch is also addressed as Nick is lead by Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker to dinner “The two girls [Daisy and Jordan] led us out onto a rosy-colored porch, open toward the sunset where four candles flickered on the table in the diminished wind.”

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