Colors in The Great Gatsby

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Colors are very apparent in The Great Gatsby. They often show up as descriptions to many important items throughout the book, and make those items resemble symbols. The color white confuses the reader, and often causes him/her to rethink their logic. It describes false purity and deception within something, which is very apparent in the character Daisy in this novel. The color grey gives the reader a comparison, and that is of humans to machines. Something that is lifeless is described as grey. After that, there is the final color of blue, something that is very dreamy. This is mostly associated with the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg but is also seen in other things as well. The colors white, grey, and blue cause the reader to rethink this whole book, and are associated with the most important symbols, in this novel. It is colors that truly make The Great Gatsby, a marvelous book to read. White describes a falseness of purity of something that is deceiving. This is shown in the beginning of the novel when the brazen Jordan Baker and Daisy Buchanan are both introduced to Nick Carraway. “...that was as cool as their white dresses and their impersonal eyes in the absence of all desire” (Fitzgerald 12). This quote includes the color white to describe their dresses, meaning that these two girls--Jordan and Daisy--are not what they seem to be. Another quote is when they are at Gatsby’s florid house, and Nick is leaving. “Then I went out of the room and down the marble steps into
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