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The Great Gatsby Comparison Essay
The classic book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was written in 1925 and was created into a movie in 1974. The movie was directed by Jack Clayton and was written by Francis Ford Cappola. The movie, The Great Gatsby, starred Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and Bruce Dern. The makers of the movie were very precise in keeping the content of the movie the same as the book. The Great Gatsby movie and novel are very similar although they have slight differences involving the details of Gatsby and Daisy’s love, which does not change the theme.

The 1974 movie followed the contents of the book very well. All of the characters were portrayed in the movie just as they were in the book. Daisy was a beautiful, outgoing woman in search of excitement. Tom was loud, selfish, and boisterous while Nick was humble and kind. Gatsby was played perfectly as a mysterious, charming man. All of the aspects of the plot in the movie were on par with the book. Nick moves to west egg and meets Gatsby at one of his parties. Nick then helps Gatsby get together with Daisy and attitudes between the characters become tense. Daisy later runs Myrtle over and Gatsby is killed for it. The “Roaring 20s” was filled with dancing, style, and music. In both the movie and the book, Gatsby used his huge parties filled with music and dancing to lure Daisy to him. Daisy was very attracted to these kind of events as she loved to get dressed up and dance.

A slight difference in the book and movie involved a detail between Gatsby and Daisy. In the book, it says that Gatsby and Daisy had not seen each other in five years. On the other hand, the movie says that they had not seen each other in eight years. Most likely, the makers of the movie did this to exaggerate the desire and will of Gatsby to be with Daisy. This detail is very minor as it does not change the story.

The Great Gatsby novel and movie are very consistent with each other except for a minor detail...
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