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The Great Gatsby Book Vs. Movie

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Rogelio Gallegos

on 8 December 2013

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby Book Vs. Movie

My Amazing IOP
Three differences that caught my eye
Other than the whole Jay-Z thing
Bam that's it y'all
There were other minor differences between the book and the movie like Nick and Jordan's flirtatious relationship even though they did hook up in the book but not in the movie
In this Prezi I will demonstrate three major differences that I noticed between The Great Gatsby the book and the movie
The Great Gatsby Book Vs. Movie
Racism removed in the movie
Fitzgerald describes Meyer Wolfsheim in decidedly less than flattering terms: "A small, flat-nosed Jew raised his large head and regarded me with two fine growths of hair which luxuriated in either nostril."
Nick was in a sanitarium
While it's never abundantly clear that narrator Nick Carraway is "writing" the book, he's certainly not writing it from a sanitarium.
In the text, Fitzgerald merely alludes to Nick as the scribe within the first couple paragraphs, he describes Gatsby as "the man who gives his name to this book" -- but doesn't say so explicitly.
In the film, Nick is writing from a sanitarium, where he's checked himself in sometime following his summer with Gatsby and has been diagnosed as a "morbid alcoholic," among other things
Tom Buchanan was also notoriously racist, spouting off about a book called "Rise of the Colored Empires"
Gatsby died thinking he was a winner
George Wilson kills Gatsby, he's still lonely, and his pool is still involved. It's just the phone that is different in the new movie.
In both, he waiting for a call from Daisy and decides to go for a swim. While the book has him climbing a float, his butler waiting for the call "until long after there was any one to give it to if it came,"
Instead, Gatsby takes a dive into the water and steps out as the phone rings. Wilson takes his shot at that very moment and Gatsby dies thinking he may have gotten the girl, that Daisy was calling
Also Gatsby's grandiose entrance was very different from the book and the movie
Jay-Z and Kanye y'all
Now what were some differences that you all may have seen?
Tom Buchanan
Daisy’s immensely wealthy husband
Powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family, Tom is an arrogant, hypocritical bully
He has no moral qualms about his own extramarital affair with Myrtle, but when he begins to suspect Daisy and Gatsby of having an affair, he becomes outraged
Nick Carraway
The novel’s narrator
Goes to New York City to learn the bond business. Honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgment, Nick often serves as a confidant for those with secrets
Friends with the mysterious Jay Gatsby
Daisy Buchanan’s cousin, he facilitates the rekindling of the romance between her and Gatsby
Third wheel
Speaks eloquently about his story
The Great Jay Gatsby
protagonist of the novel, Gatsby is a fabulously wealthy young man living in a mansion in West Egg
famous for the lavish parties he throws every Saturday night, but no one knows where he comes from, what he does, or how he made his fortune
In love with Daisy, Nicks cousin which he uses to get close to her
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