Color Symbolism In The Great Gatsby

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How does F. Scott Fitzgerald explore the idea of the American dream in ‘The Great Gatsby’? ABSTRACT As many other American novels of the 20th century “The Great Gatsby” touches on the idea of the american dream, the perfect life that everybody is chasing after. The research question being investigated in this essay is ‘How does F. Scott Fitzgerald explore the idea of the american dream in “The Great Gatsby”?’ and the focus of the paper is on color symbolism and characterisation. The essay begins with introducing the original idea of the American dream and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s perspective of the American dream in the 20th century’s society. The essay then continues, presenting the main characters of “The great Gatsby” and analyzing their behaviour, personality and character. Later the essay flows into analysing the symbolism of locations, like East and West egg and the Valley of ashes and color symbolism in the novel. The penguin critical response to “The Great Gatsby” by Kathleen Parkinson aided the understanding of many aspects including color symbolism and helped in analysis. The essay discusses the main themes of the novel such as corruption, social status and, towards the conclusion, reveals F. Scott Fitzgerald’s views on the american dream. In conclusion, Fitzgerald explores the idea of the american dream throughout the novel, yet his point of view allows the reader to see that the american dream will never work in the society that is familiar with corruption and
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