Gatsby Color Symbolism

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The Great Gatsby is a fantastically written book. Fitzgerald manages to draw reader’s attention to important details and symbols in the book in order to make one think about the quote unquote truths in the story. That is why symbolism plays a major role in the book The Great Gatsby. Symbolism is the most powerful device of allowing the reader to gain knowledge into a character’s personality and of revealing hidden values, knowledge, and ideas. In this paper, I will focus on analyzing Fitzgerald’s use of colors as symbols and try to explain the meaning of color symbolism on the basis of the most meaningful examples. Ill also be using the colors black, green, and pink to symbolize Gatsby.
First, I picked black because Gatsby has a mysterious