Great Gatsby Book Vs Movie Analysis

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Dhakshenan Pushparajan Mr South English 3 05 October 2015 The Great Gatsby: Book v. Movie THE BOOK I believe the book does a better job of building Daisy’s character compared to the movie. Daisy is the prime reason for the death of Gatsby. In the book it is easier to imagine Daisy being the cause of Gatsby’s death as the book describes her to be shallow and love Gatsby for his money rather than replicate Gatsby’s true affection for her. She is very manipulative, according to the book, and she usually gets her way. This is evident when “‘Who wants to go to town’ demanded Daisy”. But in the movie, in the exact same scene, Daisy is portrayed to be more scared and frail. She was begging the others to go to town. Throughout the movie, Daisy is depicted…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald does a great job of describing the party, he does not go into the immense detail that the movie does. Also, in the movie, Baz Luhrmann, is able to visually aid the viewers with the grandeur of Gatsby’s parties which appeal to a simplistic crowd enabling powerful images being conveyed to the general public. This is what Fitzgerald failed to do as he used more sophisticated and refined language to describe the same scene. In the book, Gatsby’s “Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains.” It shows the longevity of the parties but it does not describe the large scale of the parties. Although the quote “The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other's names.” from chapter three tries to emphasize on the grandeur parties, the movie is able to convey the richness and splendour of the parties in a more simplistic and understandable

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