Similarities Between Gatsby And Forest Gump

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Identity Agreements Between Gatsby and Forest Gump
People have different life styles and different characteristics as their identities in the society. A man who owns a company may be considered rich; a girl who smiles all the time may be considered kind. Everyone has unique identity to be distinguished from others. Some people’s characters may be very alike, and some may be completely opposite. Identity is addressed significantly in the book “The Great Gatsby” and the movie “Forest Gump”. Gatsby is a man who organizes parties for everyone; Forest Gump is a low-intelligent man who does things depending on others’ will. Both of them have struggled at wealth, friendship, and love. Both of them are considered not ordinary in others’ thought. Although both Gatsby and Forest agrees that they are different from the majority of people, Gatsby argues that he think of himself is different from what others think of him, while Forest Gump argues that he is the man who everyone else sees.
Both Gatsby and Gump have a wealthy life in everyone’s eyes. Gatsby owns a big house where he does party for anyone. The narrator in the book describes it fancily as: 'The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard--it was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with
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Gatsby thinks of himself as a dream chaser, a person who is working hard through his life to get his beautiful memory back to him. Money is just a tool to bring his beloved girl back. People believed that his money all came from his rich family as Gatsby wants them to, which means that he was born rich. However, Gatsby actually earned the money on his own by taking high risks selling illegal alcohol. Since he knew that Daisy married a rich man, he decided never to live without money. Gatsby doesn’t really show what he really is to the public, and that makes him a different person from what the others think of
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