Compare And Contrast The Great Gatsby

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The movie The Great Gatsby(2013) is the most popular adaptation of the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald “The Great Gatsby”. Starring worldwide stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, the movie won two Oscars, 2 awards at BAFTA Awards, and many other prizes. It is considered the best adaptation of this book and is the most viewed version.
The Great Gatsby is a 2013 historical romantic drama film based on the 1925 novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars an ensemble cast consisting of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Elizabeth Debicki. The film's principal figure is not Gatsby but Nick Carraway, a classic …show more content…

Nick is living in the cottage next door to Gatsby's mansion while he attempts to establish himself as a stockbroker, and Gatsby uses him as a way of re-engaging with Daisy. The story starts in a sanatorium where Nick is treated for alcoholism. He tells a story from his viewpoint, writing a memoir-confession from an asylum.
Characters in both the book and the movie are certainly memorable and unique. As for books, characters are multidimensional. Nick in the book is shown as a quiet, easy-going, young man without any backbone. He follows Tom around, watching his affairs, and has a relationship with Jordan without having any particular liking for her. Yet he is capable of deep feelings and is sophisticated. He says he hates rich people, however, can not stand poor …show more content…

They lack substance and are more like comic characters rather than real people. Nick is gauche, uncomfortable, unsophisticated, and childlike. He is portrayed as dumb and lacking any common sense. Tom also loses his aristocratic nature and is portrayed as an unpleasant, lacking, and ignorant fool who only pursues simple pleasure in life. Gatsby in movies from the start establishes himself as a mysterious man but after that, his facade starts to decay. DiCaprio did a good job as an actor showing Gatsby as a real person compared to other actors. He shows Gatsby as a real person not making it a

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