“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; Reality can only be attained only by someone who is attached “. The world renowned novel “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, retells the events of one wild summer in the 1920s between its 8 main characters. Symbolism has been used by Fitzgerald to explore the idea of the illusion and how the illusion changes as the storyline progressed. Through this essay I will be discussing the reason behind and the illusion of the green light, water and the colour white.

Throughout the novel, the colour white symbolises how bland and dull Daisy’s character is.

Daisy’s character throughout the novel was discussed alongside the colour white, initially the colour represented

In the beginning we are given the impression that Daisy is a character whom is pure and only has courteous intentions. This view of Daisy is challenged as the storyline progresses and as Daisy’s illusion is broken down more and more. By the end of the novel we find out that Daisy is no more than a impersonable face. An empty soul with a lack of emotions and self control. The colour white was a representation of

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