The Great Gatsby Analysis

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The Great Gatsby is a 2013 film directed by Baz luhrmann adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name. The film is a periodic romantic drama set in 1922 New York. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby it also stars Toby Maguire, Carrey mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki. The film follows Nick Caraway played by Toby Maguire recounting the story in writing to his therapist treating him for alcoholism he retells his experience of 1922 New York he meets Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) known for extravagant parties. Nick comes to know that his cousin Daisy (Carrey Mulligan) and Jay were romantically involved before the war. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) upper class man with old money who has affairs. Nick invites Daisy to dinner to reunite with Jay. Together again Daisy tells Tom of their relationship Jay almost using physical violence over Tom bringing up his poor past and his illegal selling of alcohol. Daisy and Jay drive off where they pass through a working class area Tom’s mistress Myrtle runs into the street the car hits her they drive off. Tom, Nick and fellow friend Jordan stop Tom finds Myrtle dead after being hit by Gatsby and Daisy he tells the husband it was Jay who killed her but also tells him he was the one having the affair with her. Everybody arrives back at jays mansion nick finds jay hiding in the garden jay informs him it was actually daisy driving she killed. Weeks later Jay waits for Daisy’s call the phone

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