The Great Gatsby - Color Analysis

In your group of 2-3, search for your assigned color in chapters I-VI of The Great Gatsby. You can do this using Google, but you still need to determine the page number from the book, so keep your book out!
  1. Go to Google and put the following into the search engine: The Great Gatsby online + chapter 1 + white. 
  2. When your search results appear, choose the "Cached" version. This option will highlight the words that you searched for. 
  3. Scroll through the chapter and take note of how often and where your color appears. Do your best to find the correlating page number in your book. Record the example on your chart. 
  4. On a separate sheet of paper, complete the following:
    • Write the similarities you find among the color occurrences. You may want to make a list or a Venn Diagram to help organize your thoughts. 
    • What types of things/places/events is the color used to describe? Why do you think this is?
    • What could the symbolic meaning of this color be? Why do you think this? 
    • How does the use of the color in The Great Gatsby compare to the traditional symbolic use of the color. (Example: green often symbolizes money - does it have the same symbolic meaning in Gatsby?)

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