What Does The Blue Gardens Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is a novel written by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book explores on the ideals of class, wealth and interpersonal Commensalism. As the plot unfolds the reader develop an insight view of the characters. The author does this through his use of repeated symbolism. Much of his symbolism involves color, every character and important component of the novel is linked to a certain color in one way or another. The title character of The Great Gatsby is Jay Gatsby. At first the reader is duped into believing that Gatsby is a pleasant, high profile, self made millionaire. However, as the novel progresses we, the reader, learn that Gatsby is not that man he appears to be. Deep in lies Gatsby struggles to keep his past life straight. …show more content…

The text shows how Gatsby attempts to quiver away from reality and live under false pretenses. Although money is important to him, Gatsby’s biggest desire is love, more specifically love from Daisy. He uses his mansion to conceal his true, weak identity in hope of attracting the girl of his dreams. The color Blue ties into this in several ways. The text states, “In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” The Blue gardens can be used to signify Gatsby. He uses these “Blue Gardens” as a way to show off his wealth and power. However, while his estate innocently shows off these characteristics his “new money” status proves this is an illusion. Once the parties have ceased Gatsby describes an emotion of “sudden emptiness”. This may reveal the false sense of power Gatsby gains during the incessant nights of his parties. Another quote of evidence that reveals Gatsby’s false image of reality is, “I had been actually invited. A chauffeur in a uniform of robin’s egg blue crossed my lawn early that Saturday morning with a surprisingly formal note from his employer—the honor would be entirely Gatsby’s, it said, if I would attend his ‘little party’ that night.” Gatsby’s servants wear Blue. These personal servants are examples of a false reality. Although they may appear to be symbolism of wealth, in truth,

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