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Comparison Between ‘The Great Gatsby’ Novel and Movie Adaptation

  1. Comparison Between ‘The Great Gatsby’ Novel and Movie - By Nirali Dabhi
  2. Introduction Name Nirali Dabhi Roll Number 13 Enrollment Number 4069206420220006 Sem 2 Paper Code Number 22399 Paper Number 106 Paper Name 20th Century Literature: 1900 to World War II Topic Name Comparison Between ‘The Great Gatsby’ Novel and Movie Submit to Smt S.B. Gardi, Department of English, M.K.B.U Email
  3. Table of contents 01 04 02 05 03 06 About Author Introduction of Great Gatsby Novel Details of Movie and Novel Character Analysis Difference in Movie and Novel Similarities
  4. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896- 1940) ➢ Full Name of Him:- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald ➢ Famous for :- American short-story writer and novelist, famous for his depictions of the Jazz Age (the 1920s) ➢ It was his third novel. The novel is one of his notable works. And most brilliant novel being The Great Gatsby (1925). His private life, with his wife, Zelda, in both America and France, became almost as celebrated as his novels. (Mizener and Young)
  5. Introduction of Great Gatsby Novel ➢ The Creation of Nick Carraway as Narrator is only one aspect of the technical problem of presenting the story. ➢ The party at Gatsby’s house followed chapter one, but in the galleys, Fitzgerald shifted the whole of what was the chapter three to chapter Two. ➢ The chapter Four is vital for filling out the image, if not the actuality of gatsby, This chapter is also rewritten to sharpen the characterization of Gatsby. ➢ Chapter five the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy. ➢ Chapter Six and Seven Both are a carrying out the plot and an exposing of Gatsby to the cold hard malice of Tom. ➢ The detail plot of chapter Eight Gatsby’s murder and Wilson’s suicide. ➢ Last chapter nine begins with the police and paparazzi storming Gatsby’s House. (Eble)
  6. Details of Movie and Novel ➢ 1925 ➢ F. Scott Fitzgerald ➢ 2013 ➢ Baz Luhrmann ➢ Publication: ➢ Author and Director: Jay gatsby - Leonardo DiCaprio Nick Carraway - Tobey Maguire Daisy Buchanan - Carey Mulligan Tom Buchanan - Joel Edgerton Jordan Baker - Elizabeth Debicki
  7. Movie and Novel ➢ The Great Gatsby Book was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920s. It was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons. It is romantic fiction. Scott plotted a love story in the framework of American society. ➢ The book clarifies the gap between real and surreal thoughts through relationships, money, and profile.(Yadav) ➢ The great gatsby movie was crafted by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. The movie is inspired by the book (The Great Gatsby). Though the storyline remains constant, few variations are noticed. ➢ He used extreme emotions to defy them, incorporated special effects and a surreal environment. (Yadav)
  8. Character Analysis Jordan Baker: We learn Jordan Baker is an athlete nearly immediately. In the book, the two only ever seem to have a casual affection for each other, especially as Jordan is shown to be dishonest, but in the film, she's a blank canvass we never get to know all that much about.(Rawden) Daisy: She also lacks a certain spark and an underlying pettiness that propels her character forward in the book. she offers a weak will and a damsel-in-distress persona that doesn't suit the character, or actress Carey Mulligan. In the book, she's careless. Here, she's more often thoughtless. (Rawden) ➢ Tom Buchanan: His character has few negative sights. ➢ In movie He is portrayed as an absolute villain.(Yadav) ➢ Nick Carraway : He is non – alcoholic, got drunk twice. ➢ In Movie He is shown as an alcoholic.(Yadav)
  9. Lunch with Wolfsheim When Nick lunch with Gatsby and Mr. Wolfsheim, Luhrmann takes them through a secret door in a barbershop and into a speakeasy full of dancing women and at least slightly corrupt men. The Apartment party Another major difference that can quickly be noticed is in the party scene. It was written to occur during the 1920s, though the movie ignores this timeline and presents a modern setting with the addition of pop music in the soundtrack.(Lemon) End ➢ In the end, when Gatsby goes swimming, waiting for Daisy to call, he is shot and taken away from his dream of success, of getting the girl while the phone rings in the background. ➢ In both book and movie, Gatsby is waiting for a phone call from Daisy, but in the film, Nick calls, and Gatsby gets out of the pool when he hears the phone ring. He’s then shot, and he dies believing that Daisy was going to ditch Tom and go way with him. None of that happens in the book. ➢ In the novel no one attend Gatsby’s funeral. But in the movie Owl Eyes and Gatsby’s father are present.
  10. ➢ The book is told from the perspective of Nick Carraway, while the movie focuses on Gatsby himself. ➢ The Great Gatsby book and the movie is the perspective of the author and the director. ➢ The framework of the book is different from that of the movie. The book showcases an era while the movie seems like a fancy party. ➢ Jordan Baker, the golf player has a dishonest face in the novel, the movie sheds out the necessary details of her character. ➢ Nick Carraway is portrayed as a self-conscious person in the novel. The movie exaggerates the darker phase in his life.(Yadav) Differences in Movie and Novel
  11. ➢ Tom and Daisy have a very complicated relationship and the movie better demonstrates their complex relationship than the book. ➢ The movie was filmed in Australia, despite being set in New York City. ➢ In this novel, you will come across Jordan Baker quite often, but he does not play such a large role on screen. While reading The Great Gatsby, Baker is accused of being a cheater when playing golf and he currently is engaged. None of this is mentioned in initial movie adaptations.
  12. similarities between Novel an Movie ➢ One of the main ones is when Nick walks to Gatsby’s backyard and finds him standing at the edge of his dock reaching out to what was a green light. ➢ Both tell the story of Jay Gatsby, a wealthy man who is obsessed with a former flame ➢ Both versions make use of flashbacks to fill in Gatsby’s backstory. ➢ In the book there is a green light that shines at the end of Daisy’s dock just as in the movie. ➢ Both include a tragic ending. ➢ There is no denying that This versions capture the essence of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. (MacQuoid)
  13. Works Cited ★ Eble, Kenneth. “The Great Gatsby.”” 1974, ★ Lemon, Sue. “Examining The Great Gatsby: Movie Vs Book.” FilmInk, 29 May 2021, Accessed 8 March 2023. ★ MacQuoid, Aveline. “Extras/Book/Film: EXAMINING THE GREAT GATSBY: MOVIE VS. BOOK.” Stage and Cinema, 24 November 2022, book/. Accessed 8 March 2023. ★ Mizener, Arthur, and Philip Young. “F. Scott Fitzgerald | Biography, Education, Books, & Facts.” Britannica, 6 January 2023, Accessed 24 February 2023. ★ Rawden, Jessica. “The Great Gatsby: 9 Big Differences Between The Book And Movie.” CinemaBlend, 10 May 2013, Gatsby-9-Big-Differences-Between-Book-Movie-37479.html. Accessed 7 March 2023. ★ Yadav, Piyush. “Difference Between The Great Gatsby Book and Movie.” AskAni, 23 February 2023, between-the-great-gatsby-book-and-movie/. Accessed 8 March 2023.