The Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And The 1920's

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1. Thesis

In the Great Gatsby novel it takes place in Long Island And New York City in the early 1920’s well the roaring twenties they call it . The book follows a character Nick Carraway documenting his life with Jay Gatsby. In the movie Nick Carraway was documenting his life with Gatsby just like the book. The book and the 1974 Great Gatsby and the 2013 Great Gatsby they are very the same nothing has changed . Everything in the book was just exactly like the movie . The only thing that got to me in the 2013 Great Gatsby movie was the music. The music had 2012 songs like Jay z , Kanye and Beyoncé which I thought was funny because they wasn't born in the 1920’s .

What I got from reading the book and watching the two movies was
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Now the movie had to changed because of time periods. The movie was really made for today's society in a way . The movie had a 1920s feel because of the way how people were dressed and the way how people spoke back than ,but the music in the background had 2013 music which music wasn't played like that in the time beings. When I watched the movie for the fist time I loved it because it was like everything from the book but that when I watched it again there was a couple parts I was okay well this isn't from book.
Book: Jay Gatsby

Now in the book, Gatsby was starting to realize that he was going to lose Daisy . He was waiting for Daisy to call him so that she can leave Tom for him.

Page 161. “No telephone message arrived …”
Page 161 “ He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky though frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass”

Movie :
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In the shirt scene . Daisy began to cry as Nick Narrates and explain the reason why she was crying because she missed the times with Gatsby . She is overwhelmed by the shirts that she can't express her feeling . In the book it didn't say anything about her missing Gatsby .

Book : Tom Buchanan

In the book , Tom is rude and annoying . He makes little racist and sexist comments time to time. He is the bad guy in the story . In the book Tom sets up Gatsby was to blame everything on him especially when it came to Myrtle death .
Page 12-13 “ Have you read ‘ The Rise of the Colored Empires’ by this man Goddard?...’ the idea is if we don't look out the white race will be – utterly submerged. It's all scientific stuff ; its proved.”
“ It's up to us, who are the dominate race. To watch out or these other races will have control of things.”

Movie : Tom Buchanan
In the movie , Tom is still the bad guy . He tells Wilson that Gatsby is blame for his wife Myrtle death . Tom doesn't say anything racist or sexist in the movie . In the apartment party scene .they leave out the his behavior when it comes to the racism ,sexism , and the abuse
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