Comparison Of The Great Gatsby Book And Movie

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The Great Gatsby” is an American novel by author Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald published in 1925. It describes the story of some characters from the fictional town of West Egg on the renowned Long Island in the 1922 summer. Jay Gatsby, the young and mysterious millionaire, is the protagonist of the novel and the book talks about his love and passion for his lover Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway is his neighbour with whom he shares the secrets of his life and become good friends eventually. As the story goes on, a set of turn of events take place when Jay’s hopes and expectations are crushed by his lover Daisy and eventually die at the end. In 2013, it was adapted into a movie co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. Actors like Leonardo Dicaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Elizabeth Debicki have acted in the movie designated to different characters. The news of Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was a highly anticipated project. The novel has parts of tenderness, murder, melodrama, wild parties and adultery. Now we shall discuss how the movie differs from the classic novel.…show more content…
In the novel, Nick refers to Gatsby as “the man who gives his name to this book”; however, the filmmaker takes it further by showing Nick writing by hand, and then typing and finally compiling his manuscript. He even entitles it as “Gatsby” and then adding “The Great” to it whereas Fitzerald himself went through many potential names. Secondly, talking about the morbid alcoholism, Nick says in the novel that he has “been drunk just twice in his life” but the frame of the story slyly denies to it suggesting that it was more than

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