Summary Of ' The Color Yellow ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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1. Yellow – “the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music,” “two girls in twin yellow dresses who stopped at the foot of the steps,” Gatsby’s “yellow car.” In the novel, the color yellow is associated with wealth which Fitzgerald develops in order to associate the color with Gatsby by having it be the color of his car and be very present at his parties. Affairs/Cheating – Tom and Myrtle, and Gatsby and Daisy. In the novel, affairs are very prevalent and are associated with characters of wealth who do not find love in what they own and cheat in order to try and satisfy themselves. White – “white Georgian Colonial mansion overlooking the bay,” “white dresses,” “She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster.” In the novel, the color white embodies purity and is associated with Daisy via the car she drives and the clothes she wears which is ironic due to the fact that she loves not her husband Tom, but Gatsby.
2. One example of irony is when Tom states, “Nowadays people begin by sneering at family life and family institutions, and next they’ll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white.” His statement is ironic because he is accusing people of not following traditional American values while he himself is having an affair with Myrtle. Another example of irony is when Myrtle was run over by Gatsby’s car and Tom believes it was Gatsby who was driving, but it was actually Daisy who,

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