Daisy's Use Of Color In The Great Gatsby

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Colors are wonderful things to use for description. The Great Gatsby, takes the use of color to another level. Colors have perfect use in the novel to describe and discuss the themes in the book. The color silver for example, is used throughout the novel to represent elegance and high status. “Daisy, gleaming like silver, safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor.” (150) Silver, while not being as expensive as gold, still shows wealth and elegance. Daisy being referred to as “gleaming like silver” shows her position in social class. At the end silver is used to describe how, despite everything that has happened, Daisy remains in the same position. Another color frequently used is green. Green can refer to money and greed,