The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1010 Words Jan 4th, 2016 5 Pages
The movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby with many similarities to the original book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but also with many differences, most notably the plot, characters, and the culture. The film The Great Gatsby (2013) will be the main point of comparison between films and the book.
The characters play a large role, without them books, movies, ect., seem dull. Baz Luhrmann captured what F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in the book, even though there were minor differences in the movie. Myrtle Wilson, also known as Tom’s mistress. An uneducated and snobby woman that tried to be someone else. However, the book gives a vivid description telling of Myrtle 's unintelligence and unattractiveness.The movie told a different story, Myrtle was of average build and beautiful.
Myrtle’s husband George Wilson, a mechanic and gas station owner, lived in the Valley of Ashes. Fitzgerald described him as a blond haired, blue eyed man that feared God. Another thing he feared was losing his wife Myrtle to someone else.These thoughts only came to his mind because of the dog leash he found, they didn’t own a dog. Although in the movie George finds a pearl necklace that he knows he couldn’t afford because he and his wife are poor. Close to the end of the book, George kills Gatsby because of a man named Tom Buchanan.
Tom Buchanan a rich man that lived in East Egg, where the old money lives. In his mansion lives his wife Daisy and his daughter. Tom is very dominant and strong willed. He is…

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