The Great Gatsby: Being Successful

The Great Gatsby is considered an American classic, or as Noel Perrin says in his story “one novel that nearly all educated Americans have read.” I found the book very hard to get through. It contained many confusing story elements; for example, the valley of death that they drive through on their way to Manhattan and the man they meet there for lunch. Despite some very confusing story plot the book is unmistakably about one man, Jay Gatsby. The whole novel is about him and his associated, established rich but mainly about his crusade to regain love lost with Daisy Buchanan. There are several elements to the story but as I have brought up a reference to the poet Noel Perrin I will ...

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plants, and the grass. Green represents a peaceful color; one that does not hurt the eye when put in direct line of sight. An example of a color that would lash out at you and scream, “hey look at me, I’m noticeable!” would be red. Aside from red being associated with violence it is a very noticeable color that is probably why it is the color used in the tail light’s of cars. The point is that green is a color that is very neutral. It does not provoke anger, in fact it usually represents serenity. The type of serenity that most people will never experience for a prolonged period of time.
Another association with green is the signal to go. With the obvious example of the traffic light (you saw that one coming) American’s have probably permanently associated green with going as Perrin had mentioned in his story. Another thing that green would be associated with is the urge to strive ahead. Back in the days of colonization green forests would be looked upon as places to ...

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