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Red - The Great Gatsby

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Laine McNerney

on 9 May 2010

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Red: The Great Gatsby Cultural Connotations Emotional Connotations Connection to Characters Other Names & Synonyms Sources: determination, passion, desire, love danger, anger, temper, war Catherine:
She is a passionate, lively woman.
"The sister, Catherine, was a slender, worldly girl of about thirty with a solid, sticky bob of red hair and a complexion powdered milky white" (34).

The Buchanan's House:
Tom is powerful and strong. Daisy is passionate and full of energy.
"Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red and white Georgian Colonial mansion overlooking the bay" (11).

His death was one of violence and cruelty.
"The touch of a cluster of leaves revolved it slowly, tracing, like the leg of a compass, a thin red circle in the water" (96).
http://www.livingmyths.com/Celticmyth.htm Australian Aboriginals: Land, Earth (spirits who made the
earth were red)
Celtic: Death, Afterlife (red was associated with some
goddesses who were for the dead)
China: Good Luck, Celebration, Summoning, Success,
Progress, revolution, in terrorist times, red=death and
common people have a feeling of danger towards red
(viewed as life or with warmth but also anger)
Cherokees: Success, Triumph, Represents East (fire is
red and used for purification or overcoming of sins
and cleaning the soul)
Hebrew: Sacrifice, Sin (represents a blood sacrifice, killing
another person is a sin)
India: Purity (blood was placed on wife's head to symbolize
the marriage)
South Africa: Color of Mourning (death because of lack of
health care)
Russia: Bolsheviks and Communism (red on the communist
Eastern: Worn by Brides, Happiness and Prosperity (the
purity and brightness of the color)
Western: Excitement, Danger, Love, passion, Stop,
Christmas (with green), Valentine's Day, Cruelty,War,
Violence, Political Radical, Hookers, Courage, Joyous
Festival, Glory, Importance, Valor/Courage (in American
Flag) (cultural holidays that use the color for its
symbolism, the facets of society that incorporate the
color, the color of blood)
Astrology: Gemini
Feng Shui: Yang, Fire, Good Luck, Money, Respect, Recognition,
Psychology: Stimulates Brain Wave Activity, Increases Heart Rate
and Blood Pressure
Roses: Love, Respect- Red and Yellow Together Means Gaiety,
Stained Glass (Dante): Divine Love, The Holy Spirity, Courage, Self
-Sacrifice, Martyrdom, Warm and Active Color
Fun Stuff :) Presentation By:
Laura S, Laine M,
Ben B, and Katarina H Bloodshot, Burgandy, Blush, Cardinal, Cherry, Ruby, Salmon, and Inflamed
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