The Great Gatsby Essay | Colour Imagery in The Great Gatsby

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Colour Imagery in The Great Gatsby

Summary: F. Scott Fitzgerald uses color imagery in his novel The Great Gatsby to illuminate his themes, especially character development. Examples include green respresenting youth and hope, white suggesting innocence, and grey representing hopelessness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many different forms of imagery in his novel The Great Gatsby to illustrate different characters and different arguments. His use of sound, time, and contrasting geographical locations are examples of forms of imagery used in the novel. Colour gives the reader a clear and precise idea of the concept Fitzgerald was trying to portray to his readers. As Pablo Picasso once said "Colours, like features, follow the change of emotion." It was clear the Fitzgerald understood this, and used it to create permanent images and descriptions in his novel, The Great Gatsby. He uses colours such as green to represent hope, white to represent freshness and innocence, and grey to represent hopelessness. Nevertheless it was apparent that Fitzgerald's use of colour was the most significant to the development of certain characters and in the representation of major themes.

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