Myrtle Vs Gatsby

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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceasley into the past.” These famous words were written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and said only in one out of two movies. The words from the character Nick Caraway, are said in the novel and most recent movie of The Great Gatsby.

To start off with the various similarities and differences the focus shall be moved toward the sexualiness/affairs of characters. In both movies, there are two affairs. Daisy and Gatsby, and Tom and Myrtle. Daisy is married to Tom, but still is in love with Gatsby after he comes home from the war. Myrtle is married to George Wilson, owner of the gas station in the Valley of Ashes, but is in love with Tom. Both movies portray the affection between the characters, but in different ways. The first movie came out in 1974, while the second movie released in 2013. There is a distinct mood separation between the sexuality. The difference between the movies and their sexualness of affairs are the way things
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By knowing the new movie by heart, the older film was painfully long and not played in the same order as the current Gatsby or book. The original film skipped around and extended parts not seen before to movie watchers. It focused on the suicide more than the killing of Myrtle. Another big part of the story line is Nick narrates the story through his journal as in he is writing this novel.

Within both moves, Gatsby is portrayed the same. Gatsby is seen as an “oxford” man, that I quote, “wants too much” by Daisy. Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but has seen the acting the same way in both films.

Therefore, the two Gatsby movies are different and similar in multiple ways, but still are the same dramatic love story, with two love stories, one woman caught in the middle. Ending with the famous last words of the book, “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceasley into the
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