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The Great Gatsby. Symbolism. White Yellow Green Water Eyes. Blue Grey Red Cars Eggs. Colors. White. Examples Daisy and Jordan’s clothes Gatsby’s suit Buchanan’s mansion. White. Represents: Façade behind which characters hide

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colors
White

Yellow

Green

Water

Eyes

Blue

Grey

Red

Cars

Eggs

Colors
white
White
  • Examples
    • Daisy and Jordan’s clothes
    • Gatsby’s suit
    • Buchanan’s mansion
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White
  • Represents:
    • Façade behind which characters hide
    • beauty, cleanliness, wealth, innocence, virginity and laziness
yellow silver gold
Yellow (Silver & Gold)
  • Examples:
    • The golden haired girls at Jay’s party
    • Daisy’s accessories
    • Jay’s car
    • Hair color
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Yellow (Silver & Gold)
  • Represents:
    • Wealth, corruption, dishonesty
green
Green
  • Examples:
    • Daisy’s dock light
    • The interior of Jay’s car
    • Nick’s 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...."
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Green
  • Represents:
    • Hope, rebirth, to “go”, youth, longing, choice, serenity
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Blue
  • Examples
    • Jay’s lawn –escape from reality
    • Tom’s car –unhappiness of marriage
    • George’s eyes –dreams of escape
    • T.J. Eckleburg’s eyes -God
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Blue
  • Represents
    • Heaven, fantasy, lost time, unhappiness
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Grey
  • Represents:
    • Industrialization, dreary, bleak, lifeless
  • Examples:
    • Valley of Ash
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Red
  • Examples:
    • Tom Buchanan
    • Myrtle’s nose
    • Myrtle’s death
    • Gatsby’s pool water
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Red
  • Represents:
    • Death, abuse, violence, destruction
water
Water
  • Examples:
    • Oxford
    • Tea Party rain storm
    • Swimming pool
    • Gatsby’s funeral
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Water
  • Represents:
    • Barriers and boundaries
    • Gatsby’s restraints from Daisy
    • Abandonment
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Eyes
  • Represents:
    • Observant, omnipresent, watchful, non-judgmental
  • Examples:
    • Owl-eyes
    • T.J. Eckleburg
    • Nick
    • Moon
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Cars
  • Represents:
    • Industrialization, status symbol, carelessness, recklessness
  • Examples:
    • The broken wheel
    • Jay asking Nick to set up meeting
    • Jay’s car
    • Tom’s car
    • The drive to NYC
eggs white covering yellow
Eggs(White covering Yellow)
  • Represents:
    • Pure façade, while rotten inside
  • Examples:
    • Daisy’s clothes & accessories
    • Jay’s suit & accessories
    • New vs. Old Money