Examples Of Bosch In The Great Gatsby

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The Roaring 20s were characterized by an air of unprecedented social and economical dynamism. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this vitality, which is crucial to the plot, is abundantly displayed throughout the Jay Gatsby’s parties. Unlike Fitzgerald’s Gatsby and Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych titled “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” which emphasize the various activities people engage themselves in such an extravagant era, the trailer of Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 movie The Great Gatsby, puts emphasis on how the parties, by bringing everyone together, influence the relationships between people. Because Fitzgerald used Bosch’s triptych as inspiration for the grandiose parties that Gatsby throws, there are multiple similarities between the…show more content…
For example, in both novel and painting, there is an emphasis on water-based activities. Gatsby’s guests go “diving from the tower of [Gatsby’s] raft” or sunbathe “on the hot sand of his beach.” The throngs of people in Bosch’s version are seen dancing and swimming around beautiful fountains. There are also pools of water filled with many people and animals reveling in the happiness of life and not having another care in the world. However, because Bosch employs paint and canvas to bring his vision to life, the viewer is not allowed the chance to have any personal input about the topic. Fitzgerald, on the other hand, uses the written word. This gives a general outline and most of the detail to what is going on but leaves the trivialities to the reader. For example, when Gatsby’s “eight servants [are] repairing the

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