The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"Never has symbolism played such a crucial part in the very foundation of a novel as it does in Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby." Harold Bloom has written about this book. The author used several types of symbolism in The Great Gatsby. The colours are probably the easiest to be recognized and guessed what they symbolized. According to the definition “symbolism” is "the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships." The most noticeable colours to come across are green and white. Green colour stands for peace along with Gatsby’s perseverance to marry his love, Daisy. This colour maintained perception of many changes, opinions, and beliefs which Gatsby faced throughout the novel. Green meant dedication and peace, too. Green light also was depicted by at the end of Daisy's dock. F. Scott Fitzgerald used this colour to describe the life of Gatsby as peaceful before he meets Daisy again. After their reunification, they were in Gatsby’s bedroom, looking at the bay. Gatsby looked and pointed out the green light and said “If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay” (92). Then he continued “You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock” (92). It was portrayed as a Gatsby’s long-life love to Daisy. He had been looking at the light as well. Later in the book, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote "His dream must have seemed so close that
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