James Gatz, other known as Jay Gatsby, in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, encounters many forms of color symbolism through his summer of trying to achieve his dream of marrying the girl of his dreams, Daisy Buchanan. Color symbolism plays an important role throughout the novel. The color gold usually represents wealth and money and in this novel there is no exception. The first example of when the color gold is used in this novel is when Nick, Gatsby’s neighbor, States, “Jordan’s slender golden arm resting in mine” (Fitzgerald 43).
Each symbol in The Great Gatsby serves a purpose to show how the wealthy of the roaring twenties viewed life and the effects of such views. The 1920s was a decade of prosperity and dissipation and the characters express that throughout the novel and through each bit unravel a symbol. There are 4 specific symbols F. Scott Fitzgerald uses to do such a thing. These symbols are the car accidents, the valley of ashes, the eyes of T.J. Eckleburg and the green light. Each symbol supports the central theme which is a harsh critique of American materialism that explores the emptiness and alienation perceived in American culture.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In these words, Charles Dickens describes the grand scheme of the Roaring Twenties. Also known as the Jazz Age, this was a decade that for the most part, was full of extravagance. During this time, prominent writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald ruled American literature. Following his success in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald found inspiration in his life of luxury, alcohol, and a mentally deteriorating wife, and this inspiration soon erupted into his fourth novel.
In the novels, there are both similarities and differences of why the authors made religious allusions. In The Great Gatsby Jay often looks at the green light at the end of the Buchanan’s dock. Similarity, in The Old Man and the Sea when Santiago is being towed by the fish farther and farther of the coast, he looks back at the lights of Havana. These lights are to represent hope and a safe haven for these characters. Both the characters look to these in hope of a better future, one with the love of their life, one as a successful fisherman.
Gatsby’s life is filled with various colors which signify the messages Fitzgerald is trying to convey. Color symbolism plays an important role through the novel, The Great Gatsby. In the novel, the color green detonates Gatsby’s hopes and dreams, but in other characters it represents envy, jealously, and money. When Nick returns home from his cousins house, he spotted Gatsby outside on his dock: “—he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way…I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing but a green light, that might have been at the end of a dock” (Fitzgerald 21).
The Great Fitz F. Scott Fitzgerald is praised for giving the emerging generation a voice that no one else could capture. He wrote mainly off of personal experiences which gave him a special angel that showed the struggles of the new society of the 20’s. His works perfectly show how he gave a little twist to his own experiences and gave a very personal view on the new society. His works “A Winters Dream”, “The Rich Boy”, and “A Diamond as Big as The Ritz” perfectly exemplify how he differed from other writers in this time period and why he has stayed relevant and growing in popularity in the last 100 years.
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The 1920’s, America booming with newly found individuality, independence, and freedom that bared from the fallout of World War 1, a time where practically penniless men turned into billionaires overnight, and back again within the next, where women could dress, do, and go wherever they desired, but above all, what began to determined the world of some, that determined the world of many. “The Great Gatsby”, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a perfect example of this truth. This literary piece exemplifies a almost satire like critique of American life in the 1920’s. Each character of “The Great Gatsby” display a certain quality of a particular persona of the middle to high white social classes that were common at the time. All of which are observed by the self righteous judgemental eyes of Nick Carraway, through him we observe immoral, ill content, and irrational actions that enact all in the name of the pursuance of love and happiness.
“The Great Gatsby”, written by the eminent American novelist Francis, was honored as cornerstone of literature in Jazz Age. The story sets in the background of America society in twentieth century, describing about the depression of a rich man Gatsby, who constantly pursues “American Dream” in his life. The fiction consists of several themes such as idealism and modernism to underscore the social and economic injustice. What’s more important, the wide usage of symbolism is one of exemplary and remarkable features in “The Great Gatsby”. Most of elements in the story, the context of story, the characters’ personality and the features of objects have their own respective symbolic meanings.
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This metaphor is an in depth description of Gatsby’s imagination. His dreams exemplifies the hope he has to achieve his greatest desire: to once again be with his true love. The reference to the rock indicates a solid foundation on which he builds his visions and ideals. However, this “rock” is described as on top of a fantasy, a “fairy’s wing.” This comes to show that Gatsby truly believes that his dreams are part of his reality and is convinced that he is able to be with Daisy Buchanan once again.
In the novel the Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald creates a main character that catches the attention of his readers that goes by Jay Gatsby although originally named James Gatz. He is the main character of the novel who is the namesake of the novel. Gatsby is a wealthy Bootlegger from North Dakota that moved to Long Island who pursues one thing and that is Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier to another millionaire. He is very self conscious and cares very much about his outward appearance to the public. His quest for the American dream leads him from poverty to wealth, and to the love of his life as well as his death.
Each color symbol has a meaning and functions together to support the central theme of the book which is gaining wealth and reaching your dreams or in other words the American Dream. The color green is a very important symbol used throughout the book because it symbolizes the the hazy and eluding future with Daisy that Gatsby was trying to reach. Nick claims,”Gatsby believed in the green light, the orastc future that year by year