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Color Symbolism In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Chasing your Dreams Is there a deeper meaning to using colors to describe something? Most people do not pick up or pay close enough attention as to what colors may mean or what they signify when they are being used in a novel. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s use of many different colors throughout the novel, The Great Gatsby allows the readers to think about the deeper, more significant meaning behind the different colors in relation to when, where, and how they are all brought up. Fitzgerald’s emphasis on the green light throughout the novel plays a large role in relation to Gatsby and Daisy. Throughout the novel the color green is brought up quite frequently, many of the other colors used often have a much deeper more significant meaning. Fitzgerald …show more content…

At the end of Daisy’s dock there is this green light that is always on, all day, and all night, no matter what. Gatsby is with Nick as they are looking out into the bay, “Involuntarily I glanced seaward-and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock” (Fitzgerald 26). The light was far away, as is Gatsby from getting to be with Daisy. The light being far away from where Gatsby lives is significant because it is signifying to chase your dreams no matter how far away they are. A dream of Gatsby’s is to have his dream girl Daisy, so he needs to keep chasing after her and never giving up no matter how far away from him she may seem.The green light being there is allowing Gatsby to think that even though he does not have Daisy yet, he cannot lose hope or site of his dreams. With the green light being lit up all the time, every time he looks over towards Daisy’s house it is a reminder that there is still hope and that he needs to keep chasing his dreams. Not everyone can just have what they want, whenever they want it, and this is a great example of showing that. Gatsby will never loose sight of his dreams or Daisy because of that green light constantly

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