Theme Of Color In The Great Gatsby

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American Future Color plays an integral role in our lives, it make us feel emotions and we associate it with specific object and themes. For example, a dark cold blue color could make you feel sad or lonely, while a bright sunny orange could create a pleasant warm sensation. An excellent example of how color is used to show themes and progress elements of a story is in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald brilliantly links colors with representative categories and manipulates them to show how the story progresses. He splits them into categories such as lifelessness, false purity, illusion, corruptness, death, and the American dream. In the literary novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses color to express emotions and…show more content…
Gold has always been symbolic of money, and is used constantly by Fitzgerald to show the riches of East and West egg. However, these riches are not entirely made from legal practices, for example Gatsby who drives a “yellow car”, has ties with the Bootlegging industry. He not only has alcohol at his parties, but it is revealed that he is wealthy due to his Bootlegging business. His yellow car, (a result of corrupt money), also ends up killing Myrtle Wilson leading to the death of Gatsby and George Wilson. This shows how corruptness will always end badly. T.J. Eckleburg has yellow glasses upon his dark pale eyes. “They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a non-existent nose.”(Fitzgerald 23). T.J. ,(as seen before), is a very mysterious character, who is not only mysterious, but also corrupt. Fitzgerald attempts to make his advertisement seem capitalistically evil, in a way that he watches over the entire land. He is an eye doctor, who is presumed to also have illegal ties with certain industries. And is portrayed as omnipotently devious. Fitzgerald introduces gold and yellow early in the book to maintain an ongoing theme of money and
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