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nwwarrior13 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 6, 2008 at 10:10 PM via web

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I need some quotations referring to purple/lavender/violet from "The Great Gatsby." Can you help me?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 6, 2008 at 10:27 PM (Answer #1)

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Chap. 2:

She had changed her dress to a brown figured muslin....Up-stairs, in the solemn echoing drive she let four taxicabs drive away before she selected a new one, lavender-colored with gray upholstery....

Chap. 3:

“Sure I did. I was going to wear it to-night, but it was too big in the bust and had to be altered. It was gas blue with lavender beads....”

Chap. 5:

Under the dripping bare lilac-trees a large open car was coming up the drive. It stopped. Daisy’s face, tipped sideways beneath a three-cornered lavender hat, looked out at me with a bright ecstatic smile.

We went up-stairs, through period bedrooms swathed in rose and lavender silk and vivid with new flowers, through dressing-rooms and poolrooms, and bathrooms with sunken baths....

He took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them....While we admired he brought more and the soft rich heap mounted higher—shirts with stripes and scrolls and plaids in coral and apple-green and lavender and faint orange, and monograms of Indian blue....

Chap. 8:

She was the first “nice” girl he had ever known....There was a ripe mystery about it, a hint of bedrooms up-stairs more beautiful and cool than other bedrooms...of romances that were not musty and laid away already in lavender but fresh and breathing and redolent of this year’s shining motor-cars and of dances whose flowers were scarcely withered....

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