LITERARY USES OF COLOR IN FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

by admin on July 10, 2012

esme's shades of gray

today esme is making a three course dinner for the 9 ladies of her dinner book group.  and tomorrow she’s having the 9 ladies of her afternoon book group over for tea and dessert.  i would say that everyone else in both groups is an excellent and enthusiastic cook.  esme is not!  so it is with great trepidation that she has been working for the last 2 days to prepare her dinner and desserts.

but let’s talk about gray.  you really should read FIFTY SHADES OF GREY just to see what all the buzz is about.  esme imagines that her book group will be divided between those who loved it and those who hated it.  esme rather enjoyed it.  she was particularly taken with the use of color in the book.  rather than the typical “sexy” colors of say, red and black, the hero had “smoldering gray” eyes, and for the heroine he bought expensive french lingerie in “pale blue”.  pale, muted shades dominate (ha ha!) a plot that is anything but pale and muted.

esme plans to wear shades of gray.  indeed, she has so many shades of gray in her closet that the possibilities are daunting.  if only she had some pale blue french lingerie:  an emergency trip to INTIMA anyone??

can’t wait,

2 lemon yellow cakes

esme

9 pounds of pale chicken and 6 bottles of white and red wines

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