Uses of symbols and colors in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Maya Samkanashvili


In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, symbols are an important and integral part of what makes it a great novel. Though there arenumerous and different aspects that could be explored, this article emphasizes several colors used for symbolism in the novel, forexample, green, white, silver, yellow and golden. The writer is simultaneously a painter who makes his writing very visual andbright, as he mostly uses “pure” colors, not shades, to make the picture clear. These colors give us a great insight into the charactersand their lives. Symbolism reflects what life in the 1920’s was like, through Fitzgerald’s eyes.


Colors As Symbols, Green, White, Silver, Yellow, Golden.

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