luis martinez Professor Fries English A December 1 2011 Death of a Green Light How can a light establish such a strong meaning in some ones own perspective? In the novel “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a man by the name of Jay Gatsby is man looking for the love of his life after he leaves her to go to the war. He decides to move to a house across the bay from were his true love lives but cannot approach due to the fact that now she is a married women. Jay spends his time admiring the green light that shines across the bay in the house of his dear beloved Daisy. He sees this light as a hope, a hope that one day he will reunite he love with the person he once lost.
Figurative Language in The Great Gatsby Figurative language is a very important part of any novel. It helps the reader understand the setting, mood, and personality of the story and characters. Different types of figurative language help the readers understand different aspects of the novel. Imagery helps readers see a picture of any part of the story and metaphors and similes help us recognize the similarities between characters and settings. Figurative language is a part of everyday life and reading and analyzing it in a novel helps the reader throughout their daily lives as well as through a novel.
There are some symbols that are more important to the novel than others. The color green in the story was presented by the light at the end of Daisy’s dock. In the first chapter Gatsby is reaching out for the light. He is reaching out for his hope of daisy and a life with her. This color is sometimes used by writers to represent a sense of greed or peace.
Mrs.Johnson 8th period English 2 Pre-IB Color Analysis Great Gatsby It is arguable that Jay Gatsby values two things above all others—love (particularly his love for Daisy Buchanon) and money (the means by which he hopes to win Daisy’s heart). The two motivations converge in Fitzgerald’s use of the color green, a symbol that represents both love and money as well as Gatsby’s ultimate goal—a spring-like renewal that would put his past behind him and plant the seeds for a future with Daisy. Fitzgerald shows green in its many incarnations, from the promise of a new bud to the decay of a stagnant pond, as Gatsby’s dream progresses from a fleeting affair into a full blown physical and mental sophistication obession with theses two main things. A careful examination of the " The Great Gatsby", by F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals that his intention was to satirize the Corruption of society. Set in the core of America, Fitzgerald portrays a hedonistic society decaying in morals and consumed in materialism, he expresses this through the symbolism of color and nature.
Leo's green suit marks his becoming the Go-Between as this is the first time he lies for Marian. The new suit, a gift from the Maudsleys, symbolises how Brandham changes his life. The colour green is also important as at first Leo associates it with Robin Hood and Maid Marian. This is at the point when he believes that Marian really cares for him and it is only later when he realises that he has been used by Marian, that green becomes the symbol of naivety and inexperience, a badge of his sexual naivety and blindness over how he was being used by Ted and Marian. Clothes are also used to mark the class division between Ted and Hugh.
Literary Devices Used in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, uses different types of literary devices to add dimension, depth, and texture to the novel. Fitzgerald’s devices help develop characters and situations throughout the novel. These devices give the reader a clear idea of the concept Fitzgerald is trying to illustrate to his readers. Color imagery and symbols are literary devices used by Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald uses the colors white, blue, yellow, gray, and green to help develop and describe certain characters and situations.
Analytical Review: “The Great Gatsby” One function of literature is to bring the reader to a clear understanding of the meaning of symbols. As a reader, one would expect that they would receive a full understanding of the many colorful symbols in the novel. Throughout history, authors have used color symbolism to better the readers understanding of their work. In his novel “The Great Gatsby”, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses color symbolism to bring his readers to a better understanding of his work as a whole. Although this technique gives the reader some enlightenment of the work, it ultimately falls short of full understanding due to Fitzgerald’s changing the meaning of colors.
After love circles with Gatsby and his cousin Daisy, lastly Jordan and gossip resulting with killings end up discussed over his experience resulting going back east. Through reading the book, it shows how the experience of selfness and World War 1 made the high social optimistic over their lives. It showed how they wanted to forget the past and build themselves back into their social class. Also, by the experience of Daisy and Jordan treatment from the men in the stories allows the reader to see how time still hasn’t changed how relationships work with men. This novel is a great novel to give an example on how reality is to people even the high class.
By using the colors; symbols and literary language like metaphors; and allusions; etc, an author makes a book deeper and more interesting. These things seem so simple, but actually they inspire the reader to better understand the meaning and theme. These also make the story more attractive. The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a good example; this story is full of colors, symbols, etc. Throughout the story, the author describes about the society in the 1920’s.
Symbolism In The Great Gatsby • The green light on the end of Daisy's dock is introduced at the end of Chapter 1, when Gatsby reaches, "trembling", out toward it across the Sound. It clearly represents Gatsby's dreams and hopes, but has other, more subtle, associations such as money and the go-go attitude depicted of the 20s. The light also seems to symbolize the impossibility of Gatsby winning back Daisy, being far away in the distance and out of reach. It can also be interpreted as a veil that hides the true Daisy from Gatsby's eyes. Green is also the color of jealousy, and - while Gatsby himself does not outwardly display any such kind - there is a possibility that he is jealous of Daisy's marriage with Tom Buchanan.