Symbols, Symbolism, and Metaphor in The Great Gatsby Essay

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Metaphors and Symbolisms in The Great Gatsby   In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many different metaphors and symbolisms to express his point.  In this essay the point that I wish to make is how Fitzgerald uses colors to develop image, feelings, and scenery depiction to let the reader feel the emotions and other aspects being portrayed in that particular part in the book.    Like every other essay one must address the major points that will be addressed.    This essay suggests the hopefulness of Nick's venture in the East and of Gatsby's dream to win Daisy.  Fitzgerald uses the colors of white and green as suggestions of future promise. …show more content…
  The next colors that I will address are silver and gold.  Gold is portrayed in many different places in this novel.   Earlier, in Gatsby's life, he was deeply in love with a young woman named Daisy.  She had been his life's aspiration, and he had always one day dreamed of being with her once more. She didn't stay with Gatsby in that earlier part of their lives because he wasn't wealthy, and couldn't completely pamper her every need.  As he matured, he understood that because of her upbringing as the town "southern bell", and being very spoiled, to win her heart, he must too become a man of great wealth.  This is where the depiction of gold starts to take place. Gatsby wishes to lure Daisy back to him, using the appeal of his wealth and power as a tool.  A daisy flower, if you think about it closely, has a yellow or golden center. All Daisy's life she has required a certain attending to. Gold is a symbol of wealth.  This is a re-occurring image that is seen throughout Gatsby's parties and vulgar displays of prosperity.  Many of the extravagant parties that Gatsby had to lure Daisy to his house, take place in West Egg.  West Egg, as well as East Egg, although appear to be the home of great and honorable men and women; they are
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