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The Great Gatsby Symbolism. Colors White Yellow Green Water Eyes Blue Grey Red Cars Eggs.

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1 The Great Gatsby Symbolism

2 Colors White Yellow Green Water Eyes Blue Grey Red Cars Eggs

3 White Represents: –Façade behind which characters hide –beauty, cleanliness, wealth, innocence, virginity and laziness

4 White Examples –Daisy and Jordans clothes –Gatsbys suit –Buchanans mansion

5 Yellow (Silver & Gold) Represents: –Wealth, corruption, dishonesty

6 Yellow (Silver & Gold) Examples: –The golden haired girls at Jays party –Daisys accessories –Jays car –Hair color

7 Green Represents: –Hope, rebirth, to go, youth, longing, choice, serenity

8 Green Examples: –Daisys dock light –The interior of Jays car –Nicks grass –Nick talks about the green light at the end of the book he says "It eluded us then, but that's no matter- tomorrow we will run faster, stretch our arms out farther...."

9 Blue Represents –Heaven, fantasy, lost time, unhappiness

10 Blue Examples –Jays lawn –escape from reality –Toms car –unhappiness of marriage –Georges eyes –dreams of escape –T.J. Eckleberrys eyes -God

11 Grey Represents: –Industrialization, dreary, bleak, lifeless Examples: –Valley of Ash

12 Red Represents: –Death, abuse, violence, destruction

13 Red Examples: –Tom Buchanan –Toms carpets –Myrtles nose –Myrtles death –Gatsbys pool water

14 Water Represents: –Barriers and boundaries –Gatsbys restraints from Daisy –Abandonment

15 Water Examples: –Oxford –Tea Party rain storm –Swimming pool –Gatsbys funeral

16 Eyes Represents: –Observant, omnipresent, watchful, non- judgmental Examples: –Owl-eyes –T.J. Eckleberry –Nick –Moon

17 Cars Represents: –Industrialization, status symbol, carelessness, recklessness Examples: –The broken wheel –Jay asking Nick to set up meeting –Jays car –Toms car –The drive to NYC

18 Eggs (White covered by yellow) Represents: –Pure façade, while rotten inside Examples: –Daisys clothes & accessories –Jays suit & accessories –New vs. Old Money

19 Prepared for The Great Gatsby Devon Christopher Adams © 2002


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