Why Is The Great Gatsby An Enjoyable Movie

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The Great Gatsby is truly an enjoyable film. Having previously read the book, I had little expectations due to the letdown movies such as this typically have. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The cast was certainly great, the spectacle was certainly impressive, and if nothing else it was a fun movie. Of course the story itself is an excellent one, but what truly makes The Great Gatsby so enjoyable is the variety of characters, and certainly the complexity to them. First of all, there is Nick Carraway, who is perhaps the most admirable person in the film. Due to his relationship with Gatsby, and the fact his is Daisy’s cousin, Nick is the perfect person to narrate this story. The fact that he is the narrator allows us as an audience to get a better idea of who Nick is. Had he just been another character he likely would be overshadowed by the drama and complexity of the other characters. Nick lives in a small shack and doesn’t appear to be as money-obsessed as the other characters. However, …show more content…
He is a self-centered, caught up in the past, cheating man. He is married to the beautiful Daisy, the one who Nick refers to as the “Golden Girl,” however he still cheats on her with Myrtle. He then drags Nick into his affair, bringing him to an apartment that he has specifically for Myrtle. During this time with Nick and Myrtle at the apartment, he even punches Myrtle. Later in the film it is made clear to him that Daisy truly loves Gatsby. However, Tom won’t have it and cannot give up Daisy, even for the sake of her happiness. He may have actually loved Daisy at some point during their marriage, but a real man would want someone that they love to be happy, even if that wasn’t with them. It is likely that he especially doesn’t want to give Daisy up because he is also likely losing his mistress Myrtle. This just further adds to his self-centeredness and makes him even more

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