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SHADES OF GENDER. The Symbolism of Colors. Black – authority and power, evil, can also stand for mourning and submission: masculine (ex. submission) White- usually a symbolic of purity, feminine Gray-sorrow, security, maturity, combination of good and evil. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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SHADES OF GENDERThe Symbolism of ColorsBlack authority and power, evil, can also stand for mourning and submission: masculine (ex. submission)White- usually a symbolic of purity, feminineGray-sorrow, security, maturity, combination of good and evil.Red- blood, sexual immorality, angerPink- love, sexuality, purity, health, feminineBlue- calming, cold, depression, also symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom, and trust, masculine

The Symbolism of Colors Cont.Yellow- considered cheerful, but it also represent cowardice, fearfulness, and insanityPurple- the color of royalty, it symbolizes wealth and luxury, feminine and romantic, but can also symbolize artificiality.Brown- dirt, wood, leather- masculineGreen- envy, fertility, growth, health, wealth, safety, naturalness, and luck- usually feminineOrange-fire, the sun, warmth, and autumn

Literature of FashionIn the 18th Century, some literature devoted to modes of dress as visible symbolsMass market of clothing causes distress as distinctions blurred regarding class, gender, status, and sexualityLanguage of clothing- belief in connection between body, mind and clothingSignals gender differences- theories of the construction of sex and gender.Styling Texts: Dress and Fashion in LiteratureImportance of Color and FashionFaulkners only mention of Drusilla together with color is when she is wearing an inappropriate ball gown, the color of yellow- which is associated with insanity- combined with the dress- and its importance to her gender role

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray Cont.

Scarlett in Green Alluring SeductiveGreen with EnvyBusinessman

Authoritarian Kills a ManHeroPseudo masculinity

Scarlett in Dull RedScarlett in BlueRestrictedPortrait fake reminder of what she should beAssaulted/Unhappy

ManipulativeSexualized Warning for other women

Scarlett in ScarlettWorks ReferencedBatchelor, Jennie. Let Your Apparel Manifest Your Mind:Dress and the Female Body in Eighteenth-Century Literature. Chapter 6: Styling Texts: Dress and Fashion in Literature. New York: Cambria Press, 2007. Print.Faulkner, William. The Unvanquished. Print and Kindle CopyJohnson, David. Color Psychology. http://www.infoplease.com/spot/colors1 Harvey, John. Men In Black. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Print.Kaufman, Will. The Civil War in American Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006. Print.Kuhn, Cynthia and Cindy Carlson, eds. Styling Texts: Dress and Fashion in Literature. New York: Cambria Press, 2007. Print.Mitchell, Margaret. Gone With The Wind. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Print.Stokes, Karin. Colour, Gender, and Gone With The Wind Conference Paper- web. www.tasa.org.au/conferences/conferencepapers07/papers/270.pdf