Fitzgerald uses the colors yellow and gold as a symbol for both wealth, falsehoods, and death. Throughout the novel many objects are singled out and emphasized for their yellow color. From the golden yellow turkeys at Gatsby’s party and Gatsby’s yellow tie to more importantly his bright yellow car and the spectacles of Dr. T.J. Eckleberg, the emphasis on the color yellow makes its symbolic use unquestionable. Traditionally yellow and gold have been symbols of money and the upper-class. The novel maintains a connection between the color gold and affluence through Daisy; Gatsby says “‘[Daisy’s] voice is full of money,’” and Nick adds that “the inexhaustible charm that [rises] and [falls] … high in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden
According to the Oxford English Dictionary a novel is defined as "A long fictional prose narrative, usually filling one or more volumes and typically representing character and action with some degree of realism and complexity. " The American novel has developed greatly over time and first emerged in the United States of American at the ending of the eighteenth century. According to the book A Companion to the American Novel, "It is the genre that scholars most often turn to when they try to define the distinctive characteristics of American life and the specific qualities that mark the American imagination. (Benixen, 2012)” Two great American novelists William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald are not only regarded as American writers because
Long Island, New York North Shore, commonly referred to as Long Island, is the actual name of the setting in The Great Gatsby. The term “East Egg” refers to the North Shore village, Kings Point. The real name of the fictional area, “West Egg”, is Sands Point.
It’s all in the Eyes There has always been an idea that the eyes of someone are watching you, and though this idea is displayed physically in the Valley of Ashes, the idea that your actions are being seen has faded greatly. The “blue and gigantic” eyes of Dr. T.J Eckleburg are displayed in the Valley of Ashes, as a physical thing, and at face value they are just that.(23) Whenever the eyes are mentioned they are hidden beneath “the grey land and the spans of bleak dust” or as “faded eyes”. (23) (122)
Dexter Green is the more interesting character of the short story and unlike Judy, he has more dimension to his character. This is mainly due to his quest of winning Judy over and what she represents to him. He begins the story as bright and motivated youngster. Even while working as a caddy in his younger years, he was already a smart and successful chap, but at the same time dissatisfied with his positions in society – it is a characteristic which is commonly shared between Fitzgerald’s characters. This can be observed in his daydreams which he creates on the golf course while caddying.
The Great Gatsby In the novel “ The Great Gatsby” F. Scott Fitzgerald presents corruption and decay through the symbolism of Tom and Daisy’s home, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, and the desolate land of the valley of ashes. The Buchanan’s home overflows in luxury and beauty, but in the inside its rotten and decaying. The house symbolizes the corruption and decay that is concealed with money, luxury, and beauty. “ Georgian colonial mansion, overlooking the bay.
Time is the most influential component in modern day society. It determines how long people are together or alone, working or playing, and sleeping or awake. While time can be concretely measured in hours, minutes, days and years, it can be abstractly measured in “moments”. A moment is defined as a “brief period in time”, as well as “importance”. By combining the two definitions, a moment is “an important, yet brief period in time”.
After dealing with color representing sadness, it is only appropriate to move onto to the color representing a much harsher emotion, anger. It is no surprise to learn that the color representing rage and fury throughout the novel is red. After Gatsby and Tom get into a verbal fight over where Daisy’s true love lies, Daisy drives on the way home and losing control, kills Mrs. Wilson. Therefore, the “red gas-pumps sat out in pools of light” referred to in the novel relate back to not only her being killed right in front of the gas station, but also Gatsby being shot in the pool at the end of the story.
“Triumphantly” is a word that many people have either heard or used if they had ever felt successful or victorious. “Triumphantly” has a positive effect and understanding of accomplishment or joy. According to The Great Gatsby and research done “triumphantly” is a word to express the feeling and excitement that someone is experiencing. In the 1400s many people started using the word “triumphantly”, which came from the Latin culture.
In Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby, green is used symbolically. Green could be used as wealth, new life, hope, jealousy, and love. Throughout the story green is symbolized, for example in chapter 1 it says “involuntarily I glanced seaward and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock”. In this example the green light is a symbol for Gatsby’s hopes and dreams.