The Great Gatsby Chapter 7 Analysis

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Looking specifically at the climatic argument between Gatsby and Tom in chapter 7, compare and contrast the tone created by the novel and the two film adaptations
The world-famous novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald released in 1925 by Charles Scribner’s Sons was adapted to movies various times, however the two most popular versions were Jay Clayton’s 1974-version and Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 version. While the tone in Jay Clayton’s movie was very ordinary and calm as opposed to Luhrmann’s more extravagant and almost angry created tone. Especially during the famous climax in chapter 7, in which Jay Gatsby, the tragic hero, reveals in front of Daisy’s husband Tom that they love each other and she is going to leave him. Resulting in that
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While the 5 of them are at the Buchanan’s mansion, the tone that is created by the hot weather is really heated and a fight is just detained because they decide to go to town, after Daisy “had told him that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw” (Fitzgerald 119). And although Tom tries to control himself, a dramatic fight is already in sight. The mood seems to be very hostile as they drive to New York City with Daisy and Jay in Tom’s coupe and Jordan, Nick and Tom in Gatsby’s car, because Tom tries to catch up with Daisy and Gatsby in order to prevent her from running away from him, so the drive seems like a race. When they are in the Plaza, the tension seems very high and after Tom implies “incredulously” (Fitzgerald 130) that he knows what’s going on between Gatsby and Daisy, Fitzgerald shows that the mood changes, because the tension seems to be at its highest which is shown by Nick saying that everyone wanted to laugh at the ridiculousness of Tom’s monologue. When Buchanan tells Daisy that Gatsby is a bootlegger, everyone seems to be very quiet and almost stolid. Then Tom just tells Daisy that he is going to meet her at their house. SUmmed up the tone in the novel is quite passive-aggressive and
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