Examples Of White In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the colors white, black, red, and gold are heavily used throughout the novel to show purity, impurity, love, death, and greed of Daisy’s character. At the beginning of the novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Daisy as pure and innocent through the use of the color white. The novel goes on to explain, “They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house” (Fitzgerald 8). In this instance, white is used to represent purity, that’s why this quote in the novel gives the reader the emotion of purity by portraying a scene in which everything is elegant and tranquil. Towards the end of the story, black becomes Daisy’s main …show more content…

Twilight can be associated with the color black. That’s why it is a very defining scene in the novel that shows Daisy’s progression. If she was still the same Daisy as from the beginning she would’ve stopped, but instead she drove off, running away from the consequences. Gatsby's character affected Daisy’s progression, which can be seen in the quote, “The touch of a cluster of leaves revolved it slowly, tracing, like the leg of transit, a thin red circle in the water” (Fitzgerald 162). At this point in the story Gatsby is killed by Wilson, because he thinks Gatsby murdered Myrtle. This shows that Daisy didn’t take the blame and even went further as to deny Gatsby’s love leaving him dead. This essentially shows that Daisy’s progression towards impurity left two people dead. Although Daisy killed two people she never had to face the consequences, thanks to her wealth. “It was full of money-that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it….High in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl…” (Fitzgerald

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