Symbols

Read about the symbols used by F Scott Fitzgerald in “The Great Gatsby”. This subchapter includes the color symbolism in “The Great Gatsby”, including the symbols created by the colors white and yellow. It also includes an interpretation of the symbolism of the green light and the valley of ashes.

“The Great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald is full of various types of symbolism. From a huge range of colors to the light at the end of Daisy's dock, Fitzgerald makes every aspect of the novel symbolic.

Here, we will discuss the following symbols in “The Great Gatsby”:

  • The color yellow
  • The color white
  • The Valley of Ashes
  • The green light

The color yellow

Here, you can read about particular colour symbolism in “The Great Gatsby”. Yellow is frequently associated with new money;

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The green light

One of the most important symbols in “The Great Gatsby” is the green light. Here, we offer you an insight into the symbolism of the green light in “The Great Gatsby”.

Every night, Gatsby watches the green light at the end of the Buchanans' pier. It is a symbol of Gatsby's dream, his hope for a life with Daisy.

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