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Copy of Great Gatsby Color Symbolism

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Jordan Baker
Outstanding Character Traits
Another outstanding character trait is
"We waited for her down the road and out of sight. It was a few days before the Fourth of July, and a gray, scrawny Italian child was setting torpedoes in a row along the railroad track." (23)
CHaracter flaw
"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." (39)"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." (39)"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." (39)"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." (39)
"This was a forlorn hope—he was almost sure that Wilson had no friend: there was not enough of him for his wife. He was glad a little later when he noticed a change in the room, a blue quickening by the window, and realized that dawn wasn’t far off. About five o’clock it was blue enough outside to snap off the light." (159)
Daisy Buchanan
"They were both in white, and their dresses were rip
“Is she from New York?” I asked quickly.
“From Louisville. Our white girlhood was passed together there. Our beautiful white——” (19)
“That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of money—that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it. . . . high in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl. . . .” (120)
“With Jordan’s slender golden arm resting in mine, we descended the steps and sauntered about the garden.” (42)

“It was dark now, and as we dipped under a little bridge I put my arm around Jordan’s golden shoulder and drew her toward me and asked her to dinner.” (79)
“His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.” (110)
“The room, shadowed well with awnings, was dark and cool. Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of the fans.” (11
“The flowers were unnecessary, for at two o’clock a greenhouse arrived from Gatsby’s, with innumerable receptacles to contain it. An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes.” (84)
Quote 1 about pink sky
“I hadn’t gone twenty yards when I heard my name and Gatsby stepped from between two bushes into the path. I must have felt pretty weird by that time, because I could think of nothing except the luminosity of his pink suit under the moon.” (142)
“The rain was still falling, but the darkness had parted in the west, and there was a pink and golden billow of foamy clouds above the sea.” (94)
“A new point of view occurred to me. Suppose Tom found out that Daisy had been driving. He might think he saw a connection in it—he might think anything. I looked at the house; there were two or three bright windows down-stairs and the pink glow from Daisy’s room on the second floor.” (144)
My Advice to Nick
“It was a yellow car,” he said, “big yellow car. New.”
“I’d seen it. Everybody had seen it. It was a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes, and terraced with a labyrinth of wind-shields that mirrored a dozen suns”(64)
“The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun, and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music, and the opera of voices pitches a key higher. Laughter is easier minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word. The groups change more swiftly, swell with new arrivals, dissolve and form in the same breath; already there are wanderers, confident girls who weave here and there among the stouter and more stable, become for a sharp, joyous moment the centre of a group, and then, excited with triumph, glide on through the sea-change of faces and voices and color under the constantly changing light.” (40)
“She held my hand impersonally, as a promise that she’d take care of me in a minute, and gave ear to two girls in twin yellow dresses, who stopped at the foot of the steps.” (42)

"Mrs. Wilson had changed her costume some time before, and was now attired in an elaborate afternoon dress of cream-colored chiffon, which gave out a continual rustle as she swept about the room. With the influence of the dress her personality had also undergone a change. The intense vitality that had been so remarkable in the garage was converted into impressive hauteur. Her laughter, her gestures, her assertions became more violently affected moment by moment, and as she expanded the room grew smaller around her, until she seemed to be revolving on a noisy, creaking pivot through the smoky air." (30)
Character Power Point
By: Maliyah Scharf
Jacob Moons
Jay Gatsby
"Gatsby shouldered the mattress and started for the pool. Once he stopped and shifted it a little, and the chauffeur asked him if he needed help, but he shook his head and in a moment disappeared among the yellowing trees." (161)
Gatsbys American Dream
Jay Gatsby's American dream was to obtain wealth in the hopes of being reunited with his lost love, Daisy Buchanan.
One of Gatsby's outstanding character traits is that he is a very intelligent man.
Gatsby is a very intelligent man because of the way he achieved his goal of becoming a very wealthy man.
Another one of Gatsby's outstanding character traits is that he is cunning and knows how to get what he desires. Throughout this book he demonstrates how he achieved his lofty goals by participating in organized crime, including distributing illegal alcohol and trading in stolen securities. All without being detected by most people he came in contact with.
Gatsby's Flaw
Gatsby's great flaw is that his great love of Daisy is a kind of worship, and that he fails to see her flaws. He believes that he can undo the past, and forgets that Daisy's essentially small-minded and cowardly nature was what initially caused their separation.
My Advice to Gatsby
My advice to Gatsby is to forget about Daisy. She only cares about her money and social status. Loving Daisy is a downfall and will only end horribly.
Nick Carraway
Nick Carraway is a pragmatic man, who comes from the Middle-West, and does not share the American dream . But still he is striving for something, he wants to be himself, as he sees himself, tolerant, objective and reliable. The money of the upper class is just a tiny bit of his dream together with his admiration for the rich East Eggers. Mainly, his dream consists of mental values, of a pursuit of honesty. He says of himself “ I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known”
Nick's American Dream
One of Nicks outstanding character traits is that he is patient. Though the book Nick is patient with Gatsby. He listens to his endless babble about Daisy and his plans on how to get her. Most people would have cracked and left Gatsby alone, but Nick didn't.
Nick's Outstanding character traits.
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