Great Gatsby Green Color Analysis

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The novel “The Great Gatsby” is considered as a brilliant piece of American literature which offers a vivid portrayal into the American life in the 1920s. America in the 1920s is acknowledged for the evolution of jazz music, the invention of automobiles, flapper culture, prohibition, and bootlegging. At the same time, the era accomplished a saltatorial economy growth. Under these circumstances, the rapid growth of the economy became the underlying cause which accelerated the deprivation and defamation of ethics and morality. Indeed, in the introductory part of the novel, Nick Carraway said “When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more…show more content…
Nevertheless, his means to effectuate his ideal was not romantic. Gatsby sold bootlegged alcohol during the prohibition, circulated pilfered debentures and worst of all, gambling to hoard up riches in a short space of time. The novel, ‘The Great Gatsby’ handles its mammoth themes through a variety of symbols. Especially Fitzgerald’s choices of colors have symbolic representation. In the Great Gatsby, the green color symbolizes Gatsby’s incessant pursuit of his dream and desire and even the depravity of his life. The green color is relevant with the green light in the novel. “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 ”(The Great Gatsby, page 24) Indeed, the green light is just at the end of Daisy’s dock. Accordingly, in the standpoint of Gatsby, the green light signified Daisy. He considered that the factor that Daisy broke their engagement and married to Tom is because he was destitute. Ultimately, Gatsby was full of hope that he can win Daisy back if he earns enough wealth. Consequently, the green light shows Gatsby’s efforts to pursue to touch the green light and holding his hope and dream. In the other point of view, the color green symbolizes that Gatsby’s dream is doomed to fail and
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