What Does The Color Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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The American Dream is the idea that every U.S. citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby tries to achieve The American Dream through his hard work in hopes of impressing Daisy Buchanan. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the colors green, pink, and yellow to symbolize The American Dream and how Gatsby tries but fails. The American Dream states that if one works hard for something, he or she can achieve it. In this case, Gatsby does not get what he wants, which is Daisy. First, the color green symbolizes money and the green light. In addition, Gatsby's pink suit symbolizes the contrast of old money and new money; old money is always triumphant. Lastly, the color yellow …show more content…

Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, the failure for Jay Gatsby's American Dream is symbolize through the colors green, pink, yellow. Gatsby's American Dream is being with Daisy, not his money. Gatsby does everything for Daisy, but her stubbornness makes their relationship no work out. The colors green, pink, and yellow symbolize his American Dream failure. The col- or green represents money and the green light. Pink symbolizes Gatsby's pink suit. Lastly, the color yellow symbolizes Gatsby's yellow car. These colors lead up to the failure of Gatsby's American Dream, and when they hit Myrtle, it is done. Gatsby works hard to impress and be with Daisy, but it does not work out. People think if you work hard for something, he or she can accomplish or achieve it. It is not always like this though. In present day Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, works hard to make it to the NFL, and he does. He works hard in high school and college, and now he is above all in the NFL, the ultimate goal. Just like Gatsby, he is chasing something that is his ultimate goal. Even though Tim Tebow makes it, his career blows up. His American Dream is over, just like Gatsby's car hits Myrtle. Things do not always work out like you plan to, but if you do not chase after your dreams, they will never come

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