Differences Between The Great Gatsby Book And Movie

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The novel and the movie, while sharing many similarities, have multiple differences that make them unique. The novel is dense and rich with interesting details that the reader uncovers over the course of the plot. The movie, on the other hand, is action-packed and dramatized to give the viewer a more captivating experience. Some of the most notable differences are; character development, scenes and dialog, and how the end has been changed to make the movie more engaging. While the book goes into more detail with certain characters, the movie is more condensed and often more dramatic than the original novel.

The first difference between the novel and the movie is how Jordan and Daisy are developed while both the novel and the movie show their
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While in the novel Gatsby died a loser with his dreams just escaping his grasp, and with Tom tipping off Gatsby to save himself. In the movie, Gatsby dies hopeful and a winner in his heart, and with Tom explicitly telling Wilson that he must kill Gatsby to make things right with God. In the novel, Gatsby saw his dreams escape him as the novel came to an end. He died knowing that he would never be able to be with Daisy, his life was is a failure to him at the moment of his death. In the movie, Gatsby dies hopeful as his last memory was hearing the phone ring. In his mind, he was certain that must be Daisy calling him. This implied to him that she loved him and wanted to start over with him. We know that it was just Nick calling to check up on him but to Gatsby it was Daisy. In the novel, Tom tells Wilson that the car had belonged to Gatsby but he did not explicitly tell him that he should kill Gatsby. In the movie Tom explicitly told Wilson that he should kill Gatsby and that he deserves it, this is another example of Baz Luhrmann dramatizing the movie to make it more interesting to watch. In the movie, Tom explicitly told Wilson that he should kill Gatsby and that he deserves it. This is another example of Baz Luhrmann dramatizing the movie to make it more riveting to watch. These changes made the movie more interesting and dramatic much like the other changes that Baz Luhrmann made to the original

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