When the narrator Nick first met his neighbor Gatsby, he wrote down “he[Gatsby] stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. 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 22). The green light is very mysterious at first. Nick seem not to be quite sure why Gatsby is watching on that. The light is described as dimly discernible and comes from faraway places.
In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, symbolism is very important all throughout it. Not only does he use objects to show symbolism, but he also uses color symbolism to prove the importance of the theme and development of the characteristics in the Great Gatsby. Color symbolism brings out the visual of the story, so readers can picture it in their mind as they are reading. Fitzgerald took the colors to an advanced level by using key colors to help further deepen the meaning of the book and its characters. Although there are many colors in the novel, Fitzgerald uses the colors green, white, and yellow to symbolize Gatsby’s emotions and riches.
Fitzgerald used various different examples of figurative language throughout the novel. For example, Fitzgerald writes, “The windows were ajar and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house. A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosting wedding cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea,” (Fitzgerald 8). Fitzgerald uses imagery to have the readers experience the event that is happening as if the readers were looking at it through their own eyes. Another type of figurative language that is used to enhance the novel is symbolism, when Nick says, “...he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling.
The element of lighting is a sophisticated element to a movie. It has the power to control what you see and also overwhelm you when it needs to. During my discovery of this movie, I found that colors told the story just as much as the dialogue. It just goes to show that the most significant films cover all the ends of telling a story through the medium of film. Now the fun part, the analyst of The Shawshank Redemption’s use of light and color in painting the picture of its theme of hope.
This gives us the impression that the people at Gatsby’s party are moving around without purpose. Moths also follow the light wherever they go. Fitzgerald compares Gatsby’s guests to moths which means that they are attracted to the party’s brightness and popularity but they are also leading themselves
As stated by Baldwin, “The jukebox was blasting away with something black and bouncy and I half watched the barmaids as she danced her way from the jukebox to her place behind the bar ” (pp.125). In this view of the passage, the sound of music increased the cultural cohesion between people. The music lured the characters into the bar acting as a social glue. Although the narrator appeared to have no real interest in entering the bar, the inviting present of the music felt welcoming and embracing enough to enter. Social gathering continues to be demonstrated throughout the story of “Sonny’s Blue” because of the hidden messages illustrated.
"Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay." The impression of a stalker was conveyed of Gatsby, he was craving to possess Daisy even though their relationship was long past gone since she was already a married woman. However, Gatsby puts countless effort to accomplish his dream of reuniting with Daisy. The fortune he gained was established in order for Daisy to acknowledge him. Gatsby would always organize flashy parties, letting random strangers in and hoping one day Daisy would “wander” into his “over the top affairs” parties.
This literary narrative is centered on an epic journey that utilizes literary devices to enhance the complexity and understanding in the story. Flashbacks are a great story telling device mostly used in narratives, such as the epic. It's almost a hand and glove fit in this story while adding depth to the story and a more intricate background. Flashbacks also draw the reader in and make story more interesting, and provide a better overall understanding of what's taking place as it takes you back in time. In “Gilgamesh” the example of a flashback that is used is the Story of the Flood.
Images help the reader connect to the imaginary world within the literary work; especially powerful imagery is a way for the reader to be drawn in through their own experiences. Images also help the writer to establish mood and tone. Along with simile and metaphor, personification, and symbol, imagery is a type of figurative language. These other forms of figuration are often present in images. Besides helping the reader to connect to the literary work, imagery also functions to strengthen and develop the work’s underlying themes.
In the novel, items that are used for show are always yellow (yellow car, “yellow” music) which is why I included lots of yellow in Gatsby’s house. In Gatsby’s eyes, the green light at the end of the dock represents hope and his dream. Obtaining the green light would mean that his “American Dream” is complete with Daisy in tow. Throughout the novel, Gatsby is trying to make it over to the other staircase and be a part of Daisy’s life as if he was in the past, but no matter how much money he has, he will always be lower on the social hierarchy. Similarly, Myrtle believed that Tom would leave Daisy and she would get her shot at wealth but in reality, Tom was just using her; once he got bored, he could move on to another woman who would also cherish him and want his money.