Similarities Between Baz Luhrmann And The Great Gatsby

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True Intentions Love is an overpowering part of human nature, and no one can deny it or ignore the sacred harmonies love plays on the heart. In the novel The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the film The Great Gatsby, released in 2013 and directed by Baz Luhrmann, the audience is exposed to a character known as Jay Gatsby and his pursuit of the woman he loves, Daisy Buchanan. The actions of Gatsby and Daisy are displayed through the theme of wealth, and reveal their true intentions towards each other as time and events go on.
Gatsby has always had the ambition to become wealthy and live a grand life. Nick quotes the moment through Gatsby’s perspective as he was about to kiss Daisy for the first time, “He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.” (Fitzgerald 110) After that moment, Gatsby understood the desires and love he will seek for this woman would change everything. He still pursued his goals of becoming wealthy, but for different reasons. Deep down, he knew that a wealthy girl would never settle for a poor boy. …show more content…

Gatsby became strikingly wealthy due to his participation in bootlegging and bought a house across the sound where Daisy and her family live. In the novel, the hope he has to reunite with Daisy is represented through a green blinking light that is found at the edge of her dock. Nick proclaimed this by stating, “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.” (Fitzgerald 180) In the film the same scene is carried out as Nick approaches a ghost of Gatsby as he stands at the edge of the dock reaching out towards the light. As Gatsby will always remain hopeful for the return of his love. This scene displays the everlasting passion that Gatsby has for his beloved

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