What Does The Color Blue Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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Vastly used in books, symbolism is no stranger in The Great Gatsby. The critically acclaimed book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a story about Jay Gatsby’s attempt to grasp and hold onto his American Dream. Narrated by Nick Carraway, the story tells about Jay Gatsby 's and Daisy Buchanan’s ephemeral affair. While the events occur, Nick discovers the facade that Gatsby is hiding behind. The parties, the house, the wealth are all part of the artifice Gatsby built-in order to get to Daisy. Throughout the book, symbols are widely used. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses colors to represent Gatsby’s aspirations, the future and past, and the materialistic world he lives in. Fitzgerald uses the color blue to represent Gatsby’s hopes and …show more content…

Gatsby and Daisy are completely different and Gatsby knows that. He tells Nick that Daisy was “was full of money- that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it… high in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl” (Gatsby, pg. 120 This shows that Daisy has riches and charm. Gatsby knew she was authentic and she wouldn 't be with someone who didn 't have what she had. He was very aware of everything yet he still chose to do so much to get her. Gatsby bought a car that was so out there. Nick describes the car saying, “It was a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes…” (Gatsby, pg. ) In the book, it is unknown what Gatsby does for a living but it is suspected that he gets his money through illegal means. He got it through corrupt means. The car is a bright yellow, big, and flashy. Gatsby uses it in order to hide who he truly is and his past creating a fake version of himself. While on an impetuous act Daisy runs over and kills Myrtle with the same yellow car. Yellow and gold are two different colors with almost the exact same symbolism of

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