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Connor Kaniewski December 17, 2015 American Seeker Gatsby In-Class Essay White and Blue: Perfect and Depressed In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby , the author characterizes Daisy and Gatsby through different light hues, which suggests, without different shades of color used to described these two lovers, personality traits of both characters would not be manifested. Fitzgerald uses shades of the color white to portray Daisy Buchanan, a married woman from Louisville, Kentucky, as honorable and morally flawless. “The windows were ajar and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house” (8). “They were both in white and their dresses were rippling and uttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short light around the house” (8). “Our white girlhood was passed together there. Our beautiful white—” (19). “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
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