Shining gold is used to represent wealth and reputation. "Fitzgerald was enabled to make this discovery because he was almost preternaturally aware of the reality that gold lent to the play of appearances that he loved so much” (Wyly 6). Fitzgerald loved to use colors as symbols. He knew what the effect of them had on the mood of the book. Gold was used so often in The Great Gatsby because it represents something so important back in that time; wealth.
Gold has always been a beloved and highly sought after commodity. Even the word gold brings people running to get their hands on it due to their greed and the power and money associated with gold. Prior to 1848 though, whenever gold was obtained, it was directly given to the king, pharaoh, czar, or the ruler of the nation in which the gold was discovered. The people would dig and dig for the gold and be rewarded with nothing. Then, on January 24, 1848, James Marshall struck gold, and this time there was nobody demanding they get their hands on it.
In conclusion, Howard Carter’s discovery not only helped to reveal how incredible mummies, tombs, and gold were, but much more about the society that the Ancient Egyptians lived in. Had King Tut’s tomb not been discovered, there would have been a great chance that today’s world would not have known of the advancements of the ancient world and how utterly amazing it had been. The discovery of the tomb had been extremely important, Egypt had met all of the requirements of civilization, and there was insight provided by Howard Carter that during King Tut’s reign there had been a certain social structure. Thanks to the curiosity of the great Englishman, we now have the evidence that Egypt was a well developed society and that King Tut had been one of the most fascinating kings of all
The word gilded means to cover an object with a thin layer of gold to make it look more appealing. Mark Twain coined this time period the Gilded Age because on the surface, the time seemed like a great combination of immigration, industry, and economy, but underneath the thin layer of sparkling gold lay vast layers of corruption. Jacob Riis’s How the Other Half Lives brings to light a lot of the negativity that was a part of the Gilded Age, peeling back the superficial layer of the time and revealing the undesirable parts of the time. Riis was a Danish immigrant and he aligned with many set stereotypes of different races, describing the “dull gray of the Jew,” the “bright red of the Italian” and the “sharp streak of yellow” of the Chinese; however, Riis was very sympathetic of the impoverished people in America of the time. The Gilded Age, as described by Jacob Riis in his book, How the Other Half Lives, and in lecture, was filled with crowded living spaces, poverty, prejudice, and alcoholism.
She is wearing a golden cross pendant and golden bracelets on both her hands. Enriquez’s utilization of the color gold gives the Virgin Mary a regal aura and establishes her importance by dressing her in one the world’s most coveted and reverenced metals. Enriquez also uses more gold than the original perhaps to appeal to the Spanish merchant he painted for. Furthermore, the painting creates a heavenly imagery and establishes the Virgin Mary as divine as she pictured surrounded by white clouds and being carried by an angel while standing on the moon. As the painting is about 2 feet tall, one would stare up at this painting and feel the majestic ambience as the Virgin Mary
Many European explorers wanted to become wealthier in their travels. This is shown in Letter of Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel, where the text states, “I can give them as much gold, spices, cotton, and as many Indian slaves as they choose to send for.” Christopher Columbus is requesting that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella fund his journey. He promises to make them rich in return. This demonstrates how explorers, like Columbus, were seeking gold and other treasures when they began exploring. The thirst for gold is also seen in Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortez.
Religion played a major role in the development of democracy and mercantilism in the 16th to the 18th century, since it created of new nation based upon self-reliance, self-motivation, and self-government. Self-reliance was something that was learned from most of the people at the same time. People began to do trades in order to get money, or prove to the government that the people could do trades themselves. “According to the mercantilists, the chief measure of a country’s wealth was the amount of gold and silver it could amass.” (Document I) People began trading for gold and silver and made a good amount of it,
His motivations were like those of most men in that time: God, Gold, and Glory. Columbus wanted to become rich by finding the spices that were in Asia and he also wanted to prove that Asia wasn’t really that far from Europe. He also wanted to spread Christianity through his journey. As well as his theory being proven correct, he also had many things to gain. In his journal it states, “[Your Highness] ordered me to proceed with a sufficient armament to the said regions of India, and for that purpose granted me great favors, and ennobled me that thenceforth I might call myself Don, and be High Admiral of the Sea, and perpetual Viceroy and Governor in all the islands and continents which I might discover and acquire, or which may hereafter he discovered and acquired in the ocean; and that this dignity should be inherited by my eldest son, and thus descend from degree to degree forever.” (Medieval Sourcebook: Christopher Columbus: Extracts from Journal, Paragraph 1) From this we can clearly see all he had to gain from this
One Greek allusion is the company Midas tire company. The name Midas alludes to King Midas from Greek mythology. In Greek mythology King Midas was a greedy king who was asked by a genie for one wish. He loved gold so much that he wished that everything he touched turned to gold. This allusion is significant because the company 's slogan is “Trust the Midas Touch”, and so it is like saying that once the Midas Company touches your tires they would be good as gold.
The scenes are very saturated in colour and its attention to detail in design results in Temple Run to be very realistic. There is a common hue of gold within the game, like for an instant with the tree, there are hues of gold as well as the colour of the bridge is goldy. Lastly, of course, the gold coins itself are gold coloured. The fact that we, as players don't see the face clearly, but can identify the character as male is interesting. The hat, the clothes, the bag, even the hairstyle, and hair colour lead the player to assume that the character is a male.