White In The Great Gatsby Essay

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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. It gave us the idea that everything was clean, pure, and beautiful. Furthermore, that is what we think of when we see the color white. However, everything that was white was not what we thought. An example of this is Daisy because we thought she was the embodiment of white. To understand this, Daisy is like an egg due to being white and pure on the outside but she is corrupt and yellow in the inside. The significance of white was to give the idea of…show more content…
We first see it at Tom and Daisy’s house with red and white to represent high status. Then there was Tom addressing everyone as the white race to symbolize the upper and rich class. Next, was Daisy who was always wearing white clothes as well as her face to represent innocence. We also had Nick wearing a white flannel when he meet his neighbor Gatsby to show wealth. In addition, the purity and riches of white were enhanced when being compared to yellow. For instance Gatsby’s yellow car which showed his failure to be at the top Daisy is there gleaming in her pure white attire. In conclusion, the color white was to display the characters as proper and innocent while hiding their true…show more content…
The first source I found was The Great Gatsby with one character specifically named Gatsby who was fighting for the American Dream. Although Gatsby’s life didn’t end the way he hoped, he did live his American Dream. His American Dream was to be with the women he loved while showing off his riches to get her. Which he did do, he lived in a mansion and after five long years was able to grab her attention. In addition to doing the impossible he started his life as the son of poor farmers and ended as a successful and rich man. Therefore, Gatsby helped show me that anyone can achieve the American
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