Yellow is a key color in The Great Gatsby. As the novel progresses, several of the key characters (Daisy, Myrtle Wilson, Jordan) eventually wear yellow dresses (described as “cream colored” in the novel.)
The symbolism of the color yellow is that it depicts wealth, corruption, and most importantly in this scenario, moral decay. As the novel progresses, the morality of the characters ends up being the destruction of Gatsby and Myrtle Wilson.
Daisy is a flapper, which was a “new breed” of women in the 1920s. These women were carefree, wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, and did things that were considered socially unacceptable due to traditional roles of women.
In The Great Gatsby, Daisy’s choice between Jay Gatsby (a former flame of hers before he went to fight in the war) and Tom Buchanan (her husband) is one of the main conflicts.
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