It is a home to the only poor characters we meet in the novel. He meets Daisy's husband, Tom, who comes from a rich family, yet remains dissatisfied with his marriage, and has an affair with Myrtle Wilson. Eckleburg and the Valley of Ashes located between West Egg and New York City. The villages are called gray in order to show their hopelessness and lack of ability to even mask their desolation. When the moon is in the sky, it often looks close enough to touch when, in reality, it is far beyond reach. Green is the color of hope and it first appears when Gatsby stares across the bay towards a green light at the end of a dock.
Now that Daisy is in Gatsby's house, she can see clearly the contrast between the garish, new money West Eggers and the old money East Eggers. Jordan Baker - the golden girl of golf - is associated with that color. He is so excited that he is pulling very hard upon his gray beard, representing the strong and sincere desire to gain the same status as his son did. Or in To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the physical and metaphoric sense of the mockingbird to convey the idea of innocence and the loss of innocence. The colors are powerfully exercised to represent aspects of personality and life. Gatsby's ideal is grey and empty. Tom, Daisy, Nick, Jordan, and Gatsby head to the city as tension increases.
Gatsby on the other hand has yellow and golden colors ascribed to him in Downtown New York. Fitzgerald uses gold, a vivid representation of yellow, to symbolize the wealth gained by Gatsby and the immense desire for him to get even more and to show it off to the entire society. It is immediately after this scene that Myrtle is killed by Gatsby's yellow car, further exposing the characters' secrets. Blue was the color of the ocean that separated his house from Daisy's. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby is a classic American novel, written by F.
The color white and light tones are associated with purity, innocence and benevolence. Why gold and not green? In fact, the color green pops up everywhere in The Great Gatsby. The gray names are ultimately meaningless and easily forgotten because they are people that Gatsby did not even know; they were just guests at his parties. The people who lived in East Egg were people who had attained the dream, wealth and power, whereas the people living in West Egg were still striving to attain it. She acts as though she is superior to everyone around her.
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. That is just three of many statements about color used be Fitzgerald in chapter two. One major theme of the story includes the importance and effect of money, which is symbolically, represented using the colors of money, gold and. King could have been talking about the characters in F. Color can set the mood a scene or explain the personality of a person.
But come on — is hardly the picture of girlish innocence. In conclusion The Great Gatsby is one of the most visual pieces of literature and many different colors are used repeatedly for its different characters. Daisy herself is very materialistic, as evidenced by the fact when she settles for Tom, when she learns about Gatsby's ill-gotten wealth. He did not know that it was already behind him… Pg. Gatsby, a man wealthy enough to live in East Egg chose to buy an estate and live in West Egg. White represents purity and good morality throughout the novel.
Throughout the novel, Jordan is seen by many as a liar, and not trustworthy. Here even the dust in the rooms, usually grey, is shining, while the usually golden tea is served at the grey tea hour. We'll keep thinking about that one. He is also envious of many of the wealthy people around his home. In reality though, Daisy has a very selfish view of the world around her. When Tom meets Wilson, he talks down to him continuously, because he believes he's below his level. This is again used for representing old money.
Colour symbolism is used to convey a deeper message to the readers and help us understand the characters true colours. He buys a large yellow Rolls Royce to show off his new money. The Valley of the Ashes shows this contrast. Sometimes the gold at Gatsby's house turns to yellow. She also wears white quite often.