His love interest in her is fueled by the support of the narrator of the story, Nick Carraway. Since Nick is Daisy’s cousin, he can make Gatsby and Daisy more accessible to each other by being the middle man. Various colors are used in the novel to illustrate the themes and ideas of the novel. Color symbolism plays an important role through the novel. In The Great Gatsby, green is one of the most often used symbolic colors.
The color white means freshness and innocence but in the article Symbolic Meanings of Colors in The Great Gatsby, it says something different. It states that the color, “white actually symbolizes empty, vacuity, superficiality, ruthlessness and selfish to a great extent in the novel” (Zhang 1). Daisy is a sweet and innocent on the outside but deep down she has a cold and selfish heart that does not care for love, only the money. She reveals her selfishness when Gatsby dies and she does not show any sadness and leaves to go and travel with her
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the colors blue, green, and red are symbols which have hidden meaning and add emotion to the story to help describe the characters in greater detail. The color blue is the universal symbol for peace and trust, but F. Scott Fitzgerald has a different
The symbolism of the color white appear several times in the book. But, there was one scene that stood out. The author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about the color of white in the scene where Nick is visiting Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Fitzgerald described what happens when Nick was going on a trip with Gatsby in his car, “-only half, for as we twisted among the pillars of the elevated I heard the familiar “jug-jug-spat!” of a motor cycle, and a frantic policeman rode alongside. “All right, old sport,” called Gatsby.
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald exhausts numerous colors throughout the novel to demonstrate different aspects of the changing times. He associates colors like yellow, white, blue and gray with certain characters as well as specific topics in the novel. The color gray is associated with the character Jordan Baker as well as with the topics of moral and sexual ambiguity. Fitzgerald also demonstrates the use of color psychology in The Great Gatsby, thus causing the audience to acknowledge perceptions of those colors. The color gray’s most well known connotation is ambiguity.
The color white is everywhere. It can be expressed for anything from pure to boring. In the Great Gatsby it has a deeper and multiple meanings. For example to show the innocence, purity, and riches of an object or person. The forms of white were shown from Daisy’s dresses to The Buchanan’s home.
The green light Gatsby reaches out to at the end of Daisy's dock represents Gatsby's hopes and dreams and is symbolic of Daisy as his ultimate life success. The specific green colour in the novel shows Gatsby's
Fitzgerald uses color to express the American Dream is all consuming of those who seek it through the symbolism of color. The green light at the end of Daisy’s dock symbolizes the dream that Gatsby has about romancing Daisy and being perceived as old money. As Fitzgerald writes, “[Gatsby] stretched out his arms toward that dark water in a curious way … I glanced seaward-and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far way, that may have been at the end of a dock.” (Fitzgerald 20-21) Therefore, it is evident that the green light symbolizes Gatsby’s dream of successfully romancing Daisy because Gatsby is reaching for the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock, and Nick eventually says, “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future” (Fitzgerald 180). Therefore, Fitzgerald communicates that the green light symbolizes Gatsby’s dream of romancing Daisy because the green light represents an orgastic future that lies at the end of Daisy’s dock. However, Fitzgerald suggests that the American Dream, the dream of becoming exceedingly wealthy, and in Gatsby’s case becoming old money, is all consuming of those who seek it.
The character most heavily associated with white is Daisy Buchanan. From her white dresses to her home- a white palace- Fitzgerald creates a strong connection between Daisy and the color white. Historically, white has symbolized purity and virtue. It is a moral color entirely above all of the other “messy” shades. In the eyes of Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan is a paragon of virtue.
Hope is presented through the form of imagery and symbolism throughout the text which is quickly introduced at the end of Chapter 1 where Nick Carraway catches Jay Gatsby staring out towards East Egg, just were Daisy and tom lived, “I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntary I glanced seaward - and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock”. (pg. 25). The Green Light in the novel represents Gatsby’s dreams and aspirations in hope of his future, in fact, it is Daisy, in which it is so close yet so far to achieve.