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What Does Blue Symbolize In The Great Gatsby

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Color creates change in the setting and the mood. The colors in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald define the Character Jay Gatsby. The colors that are used to define Jay’s character is blue, green, gold and yellow. In The Great Gatsby blue and green show Jay Gatsby’s real character and how he is as a person. “In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. (p.43)” Blue is often symbolized by depression. Jay’s house is surrounded by blue gardens by showing the sadness in his life without Daisy. “If it wasn’t for the mist we could see you home across the bay...You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of the dock. (p.92)” Green often symbolizes life. In Gatsby’s
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