For example, they have big elegant houses, cars, and dress very put together. Gatsby thinks he is doing this, but many things stick out to Nick, showing him that it’s all fake. The shirts Gatsby wears are bright and colorful with his initials on the pockets. Real rich men in the twenties didn’t wear such vibrant shirts. Also, his car was described as a clown car with a banana yellow outside, and a weird shape.
Color symbolism in The Great Gatsby Color is all around us. Color has the power to influence our moods negatively of positively. In many cases, color can have a deeper meaning than it originally suggests, and can symbolize a person, place, or mood. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby is a wealthy man who throws giant parties for the sole purpose of meeting the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. His love interest in her is fueled by the support of the narrator of the story, Nick Carraway.
When describing the romantic readiness of Gatsby’s heart, Fitzgerald writes, “The moon soaked with wet light his tangled clothes upon the floor.” (p. 101) The light of the moon, when viewed by a realistic individual, has no real symbolism or meaning. In contrast, Gatsby sees the moon as a tool to make the appearance of his clothing hazy. This blurriness allows Gatsby to envision his clothing in whatever manner he pleases, therefore enabling Gatsby to see his clothing as colors that wealthy people would own, instead of their true colors. This change in color is important to Gatsby because he uses his clothing to portray himself to other people as a wealthy man when, in reality, he does not have an important lineage or a wealthy background. With clothing that looks rich, Gatsby is able to portray himself to be someone he is not, leading him to make connections with people solely because they think he is wealthy.
Gatsby is in love with the symbol of Daisy. If obtains the privilege to obtain her, it would mean that he is truly old money. This completes the idea that he has turned himself into old money. It is so important to obtain her because that is the girl he’s gone after for years. This is all he knows.Gatsby has spent his whole life trying to prove to Daisy and everyone around him that he is worthy of her.
Jay Gatsby is a very wealthy character and he can buy anything he wants. He has a big mansion, a nice car, a ton of expensive clothing yet we do not know if he really is happy. In a part of the book Gatsby says, “Then came the war, old sport. It was a great relief, and I tried very hard to die…” If we read that one of the most wealthiest characters is not happy and is depending on a war to kill him, then it goes to show that money doesn't buy you happiness. A man who can buy almost anything he wants is not happy.
Pink embodies Gatsby’s now blotched moral character against the white steps of high moral standing. The use of pink instead of plain red depicts Gatsby’s morality as stained rather than compromised by the vulgarity of the East. Because his intentions were never evil or thoughtless, but his actions portrayed corruption, he cannot be described in the same way as the rest of the ‘Easterners’ in the book, especially from Nick’s point of view because of his conflicted admiration for Gatsby. However, pink as a color also shows Gatsby’s naïveté when it comes to actually holding wealth. Pink suits at this time period did not correlate with wealth and by no means did they scream pretention which is what Gatsby really longed for.
The Great Gatsby features Gatsby in the title for good reason; because Jay Gatsby is great. Gatsby fits the characteristics of the archetypical hero. He is larger than life, searching for self-fulfillment resulting in his destruction and the destruction of others, and some progress is made after he is killed. Starting with Gatsby being larger than life, he really catches the attention of everyone. Gatsby is always throwing huge parties, and he know by practically everyone.
Fitzgerald's, “The Great Gatsby” is known for his use of color imagery to help convey a message. Some examples of color imagery are distinguished with green, white, gold, blue, yellow, and red. In the book, green depicts hope. One of the major uses of green imagery is to show the hope that Gatsby
Yet, somehow even when one may seem to have everything, the luxuries; it isn 't enough. A particular character that experiences this is known as the great Jay Gatsby. He was able to work his way into wealth, but he did not feel complete; his vision was not yet accomplished. Gatsby, a determined man, needed to have his past lover by his side in order to fulfill the "American dream". In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main protagonist has set his own path to the American dream, and will stop at nothing to succeed it.