The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1053 Words Nov 17th, 2015 5 Pages
The Great Gatsby is a classic piece of American novella by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story was later made into a film which is directed by Baz Luhrmann. The novella and the film were respectively published and released in 1926 and 2013. As the novella was published in the 1920s, the novella reflects and explores the American society in the early-to-mid-1920s, known as the Jazz age which is named by Fitzgerald. It was the time of growth, prosperity and corruption after the World War I. The story talks about a man named Gatsby who lives his life for his lost love for the past 5 years. Gatsby, the protagonist in the novella and F.Scott Fitzgerald, the author of the original book has similarities in their love life. In the novella, Gatsby dedicates so much of his life for Daisy, to acquire their relationship back. In parallel, Fitzgerald also dedicated much of his life for his wife Zelda. This kind of aspect makes the novella part of the author’s portrayal of his life. The similarities between the novella and the film are how accurately the movie displayed the plot and the theme of the American Dream with the green light presented recurrently. Despite the similarities in both texts, there are some differences as well in content, characterization, tone and mood. First of all, there are some changes in content between the novella and the film. A novella would always have the original content of the literary work that provides all the major and minor contents to the readers.…

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