Green Analysis

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GREEN
GIA PERRY, HAYLEY
LAMBERTSEN, MYLES
COLLINS
QUOTES
“James Gatz- that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had changed it at
the age of seventeen and at the specific moment that witnessed the beginning of
his career- when he saw Dan Cody’s yacht drop anchor over the most insidious
flat on Lake superior. It was James Gatz who had been loafing along the beach
that afternoon in a torn GREEN jersey and a pair of canvas pants, but it was
already Jay Gatsby who borrowed a rowboat, pulled out to the Tuolomee, and
informed Cody that a wind might catch him and break him up in half an hour.”
“Gatsby believed in the GREEN light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes
before us. It eluded us then, but that no matter- tomorrow we will run faster,
stretch out our arms father . . . . And one fine morning-”
“If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay,” said Gatsby.
“You always have a GREEN light that burns all night at the end of your dock.”
“Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he
had just said. Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that
light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had
separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It
had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a GREEN light on a
dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.”
GIA
“If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay,” said
Gatsby. “You always have a GREEN light that burns all night at the end of
your dock.”
“Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what
he had just said. Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal
significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great
distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to
her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon.
Now it was again a GREEN light on a dock. His count of enchanted
objects had diminished by one” (FITZGERALD CHAPTER 5).
OBJECT: The Light Is Green
CHARACTERS: Daisy and Gatsby
MEANING: The green light was for Gatsby to show the connection he
wants with daisy again. Now that he has daisy he doesn’t need the green
light anymore. The green in this chapter symbolizes happiness.
HAYLEY
“James Gatz- that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had
changed it at the age of seventeen and at the specific moment that
witnessed the beginning of his career- when he saw Dan Cody’s yacht
drop anchor over the most insidious flat on Lake superior. It was
James Gatz who had been loafing along the beach that afternoon in a
torn GREEN jersey and a pair of canvas pants, but it was already Jay
Gatsby who borrowed a rowboat, pulled out to the Tuolomee, and
informed Cody that a wind might catch him and break him up in half
an hour” (FITZGERALD CHAPTER 6).
Objects: the green jersey
Characters: Gatsby
Meaning: It shows what James Gatz represents to him and how in his
past he wanted money and instead of wearing the torn green jersey
he would have preferred to be in an expensive suit.
MYLES
“Gatsby believed in the GREEN light, the orgastic future that year by year
recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that no matter- tomorrow we will
run faster, stretch out our arms father . . . . And one fine morning-”
(FITZGERALD CHAPTER 9).
OBJECTS: Men, Land, Orgastic Future
CHARACTERS: Gatsby
MEANING:
The color green means hope
The color relates to Gatsby, the main character
The color symbolizes Gatsby and hope. The green light isn't the only
symbolic color in Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald uses color like a preschooler let
loose with tempera paints, only a little more meaningfully.
THROUGH THE ENTIRE NOVEL SO FAR, WHAT IS
THE ONE CENTRAL MEANING OF THE COLOR?
Throughout the entire novel the central meaning of the color green is
hope. This is proven by the three quotes that link the color green to
Gatsby and Daisy, Gatsby’s hope for a better tomorrow, and to “James
Gatz”. All these of these quotes express the hope that Gatsby acquired for
the future. Therefore, the color green symbolizes hope which inevitably
makes the theme hope, maybe even a negative look on hope and how it
can end badly no matter what you hope for.
WHICH CHARACTER IS SYMBOLICALLY
REPRSENTENED BY YOUR COLOR? EXPLAIN.
The character that is most symbolically represented by the color green is
Gatsby. The green symbolized the hope of Gatsby being reunited with
Daisy. We know his obsession with Daisy but we also know Daisy’s
obsession with social stability and wealth. Therefore, it is obvious that the
color green is a symbol of hope because in the book they are reunited.

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