Essay about The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby, which was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was published in 1925. In 2013, Australian director, Baz Luhrmann adapted the novel into a film. Both the novel and the film take place in the summer of 1922. The plot follows the lives of Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Nick Carraway, and Jay Gatsby. Nick Carraway is the cousin of Daisy Buchanan, who is a rich woman that comes from a rich family. Long before meeting her husband, Tom, Daisy was smitten with a man, Jay Gatsby. Back in this time period, women who came from money married men who also came from money. Shortly after meeting, Gatsby was sent off to war, and Daisy chose not to wait for him, and married Tom Buchanan, who came from a wealthy family. Over the next years, Gatsby seeks to win back Daisy’s heart. In their The Art of Watching Films text, Dennis Petrie and Joseph Boggs state that “[a]daptations range from the close or faithful adaptation, in which the filmmaker translates nearly every character and scene from page to screen, to the loose adaptation, in which many elements from the original work have been dropped and many new elements have been added,” (371). Luhrmann follows the plot of the novel; however, the attitudes, personalities, and actions of characters differs in the film, especially Daisy. In the novel, Daisy is a strong, beautiful, and picture-perfect wife, and in the film, she is the exact opposite of this. By changing the personality and actions of Daisy’s character, a viewer of the movie…

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