American Future Color plays an integral role in our lives, it make us feel emotions and we associate it with specific object and themes. For example, a dark cold blue color could make you feel sad or lonely, while a bright sunny orange could create a pleasant warm sensation. An excellent example of how color is used to show themes and progress elements of a story is in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald brilliantly links colors with representative categories and manipulates them to show how the story progresses.
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Introduction "The great Gatsby" takes the background of twentieth Century 20 's thriving and prosperous economy of American. The heroine Daisy is the Great Gatsby in a very key figure. She is the narrator Nick 's cousin, Tom Buchanan 's wife, Gatsby 's lover. Her white dress floats, charming, like a down to earth the holy angels, so many men for the heart, especially Gatsby. But on the other hand, her frivolous debauchery, money first, callous and like the devil general, to Gatsby an illusory fairyland, she is "a symbol of the American dream, is a typical representative of the" Jazz Age "gilded girl".
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).
If you could describe your life using only colors, which colors would you choose? F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby uses colors to accentuate and describe details in his book. Additionally, he contrasts these colors to further highlight the brightness of life and hope and the painful reality of despair and loss. Although The Great Gatsby contains the endless hopeful possibilities of life with the colors yellow and green, the book ultimately sends the message of being cautious of your dreams and ends with a feeling of hopelessness as the dreams we once had fade away into black. At the beginning of the book, the Buchanan’s house is described as red and white.
Gold and money, a light in the dark, or a warning on the road; the color yellow has many diverse meanings in society and these are just a few. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald colors represent several aspects of the characters as they are swept through rollicking emotions powered by the mystery shrouding the enigmatic Jay Gatsby in the height of the Roaring Twenties. Yellow gives insight into Gatsby’s character, who he wants to be, who he is in truth, and who others think he is. The color yellow is often associated with money because it reminds people of gold. In Fitzgerald’s book, the colors gold and yellow are used interchangeably and often to connotate class or wealth.
Anything yellow is limited to ever becoming more. Daisy is described as “the golden girl”, but a Daisy is yellow at the core (120). Although she is rich and gets everything one could desire, she is flawed. Daisy also runs over Myrtle in Gatsby’s yellow car, which he only ever bought
The color white associated with Daisy is a façade of pure innocence and elegance that conceals her true unscrupulous and materialistic character. Inside the Buchanan’s white home, “Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of fans”, appearing as ethereal angels free from sin (Fitzgerald 115). Colors such as white and silver should epitomize a clean, fresh, and graceful being who is honest and pure. However, Fitzgerald uses these connotations as a pretense to mask Daisy’s shallow and selfish ways.
In the book titled, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, journalist and media critic Jennifer Pozner writes, “Once reality TV lays the groundwork of jealousy and insecurity by telling women that they can never physically measure up to an endless parade of younger, skinnier, sexier, feminine rivals, producers are better able to convince women and girls that every other female is their natural adversary” (98). Right off the bat the bachelor makes his decisions merely based on looks alone. On the first night of the show, if he likes what he sees when each woman steps out of the limo then she gets a rose at the rose ceremony. She’s expected to dress in a lavish gown and present herself in a more memorable way than the girl before her. For example, Joelle “JoJo”, a contestant on the current season, stepped out of the limo wearing an obnoxious unicorn mask just to get noticed (season 20, ep. 1).
In “Donkeyskin,” Charles Perrault tells the story of a princess whose mother passed away wishing the king to only marry someone who is smarter and more beautiful than she is. The king wish to marry his own daughter so she ran away with the lavish gowns and donkey skin he had given her. In Jack Zipes “Breaking The Disney Spell,” he argues that Disney appropriates the fairy tales and injects his “all-American” morals and values into them. By putting his idealistic vision into films for everyone, Zipe claims that Disney insults the historical integrity of the folklore tradition, deceiving audiences with an illusion of happy fairy tales. Like Zipes, who argues that fairy tales validates the social norms and power structures, Charles Perrault’s Donkeyskin shows that the value of women is their beauty and for them wait for the male to make the first move.
Most of his examples included a reference to race as the major factor contributing to the negative effects in society. This example of poor writing that ultimately undermines Buchanan’s own points when while examining American culture from the past to the present. Buchanan argues that the changing demographics in the United States contributes to the supposedly negative aspects in our lives. He states “Today, we Americans disagree over whether annihilating 45 million babies in the womb… is a mark of progress or a monstrous national evil…” (Buchanan 599).
On these day a big change to American family is huge and unstoppable compare the old days. Conversation is an interaction now of symbols between people who is frequently interpret the world around them. American Family attached to the general meaning of symbolism. In American institution of marriage, their symbols are wedding bands, glamorous white bridal dress, a nice expensive wedding cake and a lot more. Nowadays, the woman wants an expensive circular wedding rings compare before, that a simple circular wedding ring is enough because they look on the quality of marriage rather than the value.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Firzgerald, Nick Carraway represents the qualities of the green color. He is curious, calm and collected, intelligent, and describes others meticulously. Nick observes the other characters actions and judges them based off of those in precise ways. Nick also possesses qualities from the blue color because of how everyone confides in him. Nick is the first person that everyone goes to when they need to talk.
White is associated with innocence and purity. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald describes Daisy with the word white to represent her innocence and girlhood many times. When we first meet Daisy, she is with Jordan and “they [are] both in white,” (Fitzgerald 10) in “a cheerful red and white Georgian Colonial mansion,” (Fitzgerald 9) surrounded in a pure, white room. Right from the beginning of the novel, Daisy is portrayed as a virtuous woman. She says her “white girlhood [with Jordan] was passed together [in Louisville].
In his novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald includes many themes that go beyond the surface of the text itself. The themes allude to organized crime, color symbolism, relationships, weather symbolism, and a mysterious billboard of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg. Each of these themes plays an essential role in understanding the personality of Jay Gatsby, his life choices throughout the novel, and his relationships with other characters in the novel. The element of color, specifically green, white, grey, and silver stands out as an extremely important factor in shaping and explaining parts of the novel. From the very beginning of the novel, Fitzgerald incorporates color into his novel which is narrated by Nick Carraway.