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The Great Gatsby Movie/Book Comparison

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The Great Gatsby Movie/Book Comparison
Nick Carraway
Similarities
He is a meek, awkward background character
Meyer Wolfsheim
Similarities
In both the movie and novel, Wolfsheim attempts to convince Nick that Gatsby is a good person
East Egg vs. West Egg
Similarities
It is clear that Gatsby will never fit in with people like Tom no matter how much money he has
"You can't repeat the past."
Works Cited
Jordan Baker
Similarities
She is tall, glamorous, and thinks highly of herself
Similarities
The green light represents Gatsby's hope for being with Daisy
The weather and season reflected the mood of the story
Daisy Buchanan
Similarities
She appears to be an innocent person but is selfish in her actions
Jay Gatsby
Similarities
The way he acts in the book (facial expressions, reactions, etc.) is portrayed effectively in the movie
Tom Buchanan
Similarities
He is aggressive, buff, and self-absorbed
Judgemental
Differences
Depicted as a depressed alcoholic
Nick character in the movie seems to enjoy partying and lacks control in his life
Differences
In the movie, it is clear that Tom tells Wilson to avenge his wife's murder by killing Gatsby
Differences
Her voice does not "ring like money" in the movie; she speaks sweetly
The audience discovers her true endeavors at the end of the movie
Differences
He watches Nick through the window before they meet
He has a violent outburst at the Plaza Hotel when provoked by Tom
Dies thinking he won
Differences
In the movie, there was no anti-Semitism indicated, unlike his depiction in the novel
Differences
Her loving relationship with Nick is non-existent
Symbols
Differences
Mr. Gatz does not come to Gatsby's funeral
Nick is calling Gatsby's phone when he dies
Differences
East Egg and West Egg were never defined as "old money" and "new money" islands in the movie
Reiner, Jon.
The Daily Beast.
Newsweek/Daily Beast, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2015.
"The Great Gatsby: 9 Big Differences Between The Book And Movie." -
CINEMABLEND.
N.p., 10 May 2013. Web. 19 Apr. 2015.
"4 Fatal Differences Between 'The Great Gatsby' Book and The Movie | Hollywood.com."
Hollywoodcom
. N.p., 10 May 2013. Web. 19 Apr. 2015.
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