Color Imagery In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby: Color Imagery Essay Throughout the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald illuminates a theme of hopelessness that is shown through characters’ inability to achieve the “American Dream”. A prominent setting for this theme is found in the Valley of Ashes, which is described continuously as “bleak” and “gray” (Fitzgerald 23). The characters who exhibit this hopelessness, particularly George Wilson, live despondently in the dusty gray valley as the billboard of T.J. Eckleburg looms over their heads, representing the hopes and dreams that lie just out of their reach. Fitzgerald reveals the wretched lifelessness of George Wilson and the Valley of Ashes through his use of symbolic color imagery. George Wilson and his wife

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