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Plaxton 1 Quinn Plaxton Mr. Reiley ENG4U 22 February 2021 The Great Gatsby vs Movie Comparative Essay Has your favourite book been turned into a movie? Did you like the outcome? The Great Gatsby is a story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925 and is still considered one of the greatest American novels ever written, even almost a century later. In 2013, The Great Gatsby movie was released, starring Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Baz Luhrmann. The movie adaptation, while still following the same plot, is significantly different from the novel. The movie captures the overall atmosphere of the book and highlights important themes such as The American Dream, love, sadness, and loss, yet still varies from the original book. This is mainly due to the fact that Baz Luhrmann is a present-day filmmaker while Fizgerald was an author during the “roaring twenties.” Different societies, professions, and views caused the movie adaptation to differ from the original novel, yet both renditions still reflect the drama, lust, and scandal that came with the post World War I prohibition age. In the novel, when taken to lunch by Jay Gatsby, the narrator Nick Carraway is introduced to an inhabitant of New York’s seedy underworld named Meyer Wolfsheim. Wolfsheim is described as a business associate of Gatsby’s. Fitzgerald's physical description of Wolfsheim is apparent in this quote: “A small, flat-nosed Jew raised his large head and regarded me with two fine growths of hair which

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