What Does The Pale Gold Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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Throughout the novel The Great Gatsby the two colors green and yellow are strongly symbolized to mean something more based on what they represent and where they are present in the story. For instance the color green symbolizing the hope of Jay Gatsby longing to be with Daisy as he stares at the Green light at the end of her dock. As well the color yellow or “pale gold” symbolizing death and wealth being a recurring theme throughout the novel and probably most prevalent in Gatsby’s car which was the color yellow that was an instrument in Myrtle’s death and his own demise. The color green is a symbol of hope in the novel The Great Gatsby because of what it represented to Gatsby. The symbol appears in the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock which Jay Gatsby looks at whenever he thinks about one day hopefully being with Daisy again. For instance when Gatsby says ‘If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay,’ said Gatsby. ‘You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.’ you can clearly see that this is…show more content…
The color yellow is a symbol for death as it is centered around death within the novel concerning Gatsby’s car when it hit and killed Myrtle while Daisy was driving. It is also the symbol of wealth as shown being much apart of Gatsby’s clothes and even apart of Daisy’s buttons on her apparel allowing you to see how connected the color yellow or pale gold is to wealthy and how bearing this color symbolizes great wealth. Finally this color may symbolize a divine purpose as T.J. Eckleburg’s eyeglass rims were painted pale gold or yellow and were referred to the eyes of god as they stared across the valley of ashes. The color yellow or pale gold is a strong symbol throughout the novel The Great Gatsby as it shows death, great wealth, and even the divine within the
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