The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

592 WordsJan 26, 20182 Pages
Red, white , and blue are iconic to the American culture we know of. They can show our passion, desire, and pride for our country, but you will always have you might have to give in, against what your morals tell you.In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald uses the colors red, blue, and white to symbolize the American dream. To accomplish the American dream you need passion and desire but you will face situations where your morals will compromised. Passion is a necessity when trying to accomplish the American dream. Fitzgerald used the color red when he was revealing someone's passion and love.Fitzgerald uses the color blue when describing desire which is another crucial part of achieving the American dream. Lastly, when trying to accomplish the American dream you will be faced with moments where you may have to compromise your morals. Throughout the novel Gatsby is enthralled with passion and love which is represented by the color red. In the very beginning of the book Daisy--Gatsby’s love-- is described as having a house with red and white, “... a cheerful red-and-white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay.”(p. 6) This symbolizes the passion Gatsby has for her but how she is just a little bit too far out of his reach. “Gatsby stood in the centre of a crimson carpet and gazed around with fascinated eyes. daisy watched him and laughed, her sweet, exciting laugh...”(p. 116) This excerpt from the novel shows again Gatsby’s love for Daisy and
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