What Does Blue And Yellow Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is a modernist and jazz Age novel written by F.Scott Fitzgerald between 1923-1924, it was first published in 1925. The protagonist is Nick Carraway, he tells us his experience moving to West Egg and meeting a mysterious man who makes the most popular and extravagant parties, Jay Gatsby. The American Dream started when poor immigrants came to America searching for opportunities. The American dream is the achievement of success through determination. It is often described as a very superficial and materialistic ideal. Although, James Truslow Adams defines the American dream in a total different view in his book The Epic of America. "A dream of land in which life should be better and richer for every one, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement, it is not a dream of motor cars and high wages only, but a dream of social order in which each person shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are capable and recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position" Adam's statement is related to Gatsby because he came from a poor …show more content…

Scott Fitzgerald uses the motifs of colors to bring meaning to the novel. Blue and yellow are the two colors he uses the most. The color blue represents illusion. It also symbolizes loyalty, wisdom, intelligence, knowledge, truth, faith, confidence and power. They're many blue elements in The Great Gatsby, the blue gigantic eyes of Doctor TJ Eckleburg, the blue gardens of Gatsby, a chauffer in a uniform of robin's-egg blue, the expensive blue dress Gatsby offered to Lucille when she broke her old dress, Wilson's blue eyes, the water separating Gatsby from Daisy "blue lawn", Myrtle Wilson's blue dress of dark blue crêpe-de-chine, the first suit of Gatsby, the blue smoke in Gatsby's backyard and Tom's blue car. The eyes of doctor TJ Eckleburg represents the eyes of God. The color blue in the novel represents Gatsby's illusions, his

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