What Does The Blue Lawn Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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Fitzgerald uses color to add mod and symbolize different things throughout the novel. The novel uses many different colors to provide imagery for the readers to understand and to live as if they are truly in the novel. The color blue represents Gatsby’s illusions his deeply romantic dreams of unreality. He’ had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it.” The blue lawn is the water separating Gatsby’s dock and Daisy’s which makes you understand he has been waiting for his chance with Daisy. The blue lawn is an illusion for Gatsby to keep believing in his dream that he knows will never happen. His transformation into Jay Gatsby was sparked by Cody, who buys him, among other things, a “blue coat” . Gatsby’s first step into the working class towards his bigger plan of making Daisy fall in love from the things he has. The blue coat also symbolizes his changing as a person into this new man he made. Blue represents illusions or alternatives to reality. Most of Gatsby’s house is described as blue. Everything about Gatsby is an illusion a person made up by himself.…show more content…
The green light Gatsby is staring at across the bay reaching out towards the light. The green light is Daisy’s dock across the bay Gatsby stares at the light because he misses Daisy, she is his hope, his love, his everything he could ever want. Daisy is Gatsby’s dream he did everything in his life to get what Daisy would want so they could live happily ever after. “I went with them out to the veranda. On the green Sound, stagnant in the heat, one small sail crawled slowly toward the fresher sea.” This shows the deep desire to have a better life. In comparing the use of green in “The Great Gatsby” and the description of how green appears to most humans it’s obvious to see how Fitzgerald uses this color for envy and
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