Dr. Jonathan Wright
English Composition 1
2 September 2014
Paper 3: So Close But Yet So Far
What is so special about red and blue? Why do people obsess about red and blue? Red is constantly pit against blue for example “Star Wars” the good guys have blue light sabers and the bad guys have red light sabers. Also why do people consider red to be evil and blue to be good? Finally, why are these two colors the most used in everyday life? The colors red and blue have been in existence for an eternity. The most logical reason that these two colors have been used to express emotion and to show the difference between good and evil is that they are the most relatable colors. Red is the color of blood and because it is the color of blood we give it the emotions anger and love. Blood is important because no living thing can live without it. When creatures lose blood, it is seen as bad. This is a bad thing because eventually if enough blood is lost that creature will cease to live. Anger is associated with red because when people are angry they have been known to shed the blood of others. Love is equally associated with red even though it is the opposite of anger because blood flows through the heart of living animals and the heart is linked with love. In fact, people have been known to be willing to shed their own blood for the ones they love. Red is used as a symbol to signal error, or to stop, or danger. This again is probably because humans interpret the loss of blood as a negative thing.
In the grading and correcting of work in school red is used to bring attention to a person’s mistake. It is a signal for stopping because it is used on stop signs and on warning signs. Danger is another idea that red is used to display. Red is the color of warmth because it is the color of fire. Fire brings warmth and can sustain life in cold places. In truth, living things are alive and they give off body heat along with there being a red tone in their skin...
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