Great Gatsby: Symbolism

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In order to characterize a person, one must have made several observations of that person. These observations allow one to make an assumption about the person. In the novel, The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is conveyed by symbols. Colors and weather characterize Gatsby’s personality, how others see him, and his emotion.
Throughout the novel, blue and yellow give others a certain view of Mr. Gatsby. Every weekend, Gatsby hosted constant parties yet ironically, he did not attend or socialize at his parties. “In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths” (Fitzgerald 43), during his parties. The color, blue, signifies ...

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and wealth. For instance, Mr. Gatsby owned a yellow Rolls-Royce, an expensive vehicle only the high class citizens were able to afford. Yellow is the color of the sun which is potent. Yellow portrays dominance and power, which people of high status, such as Gatsby, had. Yellow is also the dominant color most people use to highlight with. Highlighting allows words to stand out just as Mr. Gatsby’s wealth stands out due to his outrageous parties. Yellow gives people the view that Mr. Gatsby has money and is first-class. Both colors depict Mr. Gatsby; he is mysteriousness or prosperous.
The colors white and green develop Gatsby’s personality traits. First off, everything Gatsby did was to grab the attention of Daisy, his love. He hasn’t seen her for around five years. At their first reunion, he was dressed “in a white flannel suit, silver shirt and gold colored tie” (Fitzgerald 89). The color white represents fresh, new, and pureness. The color, white, is presented in white out, ...

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