"The Great Gatsby" Book Review by Torie

"The Great Gatsby"
An analysis of the importance of color in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".
# 102658 | 962 words | 0 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

The paper describes how F. Scott Fitzgerald in "The Great Gatsby" used the imagery of colors to give readers insight into his thoughts. The paper explains that he relied heavily on mental images created by assigning specific colors to objects and personalities to transform them into ideas. The paper discusses how Fitzgerald conveyed his statement on the hollowness of the actions and attitudes of the wealthy in their pursuit of the new American dream.

From the Paper:

"Fitzgerald's word pictures are painted in predominantly green and white, with smatterings of blue, gray, and yellow, and minor embellishments of gold. Green, which is in reality the color of money, represents youth, hope, and the ability to move forward; it also represents envy of persons who possess these attributes. Money and the power rule the lives of the story's main characters, specifically Jay Gatsby. It is no surprise, then, that this color is associated with all their desires and appears often in each chapter."

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