If you have read the book before seeing the movie, you probably were as amazed as i was. When i saw this movie, my eyes never left the screen. Everything was so beautiful and accurate and exactly how i pictured them to look like and act. So big kudos to the director baz luhrmann, who also did another great movie i personally loved: Romeo and Juliet.
1. The Book
This wonderful book was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Seeking a change of scenery to spark his creativity, in 1924, Fitzgerald moved to France, and it was there, in Valescure, that Fitzgerald wrote what would be credited as his greatest novel, The Great Gatsby. Published in 1925, The Great Gatsby is narrated by Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who moves into the town of West Egg on Long Island, next door to a mansion owned by the wealthy and mysterious Jay Gatsby. The novel follows Nick and Gatsby's strange friendship and Gatsby's pursuit of a married woman named Daisy, ultimately leading to his exposure as a bootlegger and his death.Credit to Bio. where i recieved this elaborate info
But this story was so beautiful and tragic. His love for Daisy, who was married to a abusive man named Tom, and a little noted romance between Nick Caraway and Jordan Baker.
2. The Plot
The book starts out with Nick and his very famous quote
" In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that ive been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
This alone pulls you into this book. And this whole book is Jay and Nicks friendship and the adulterous delusions of them all.
3. The Green Light
This green light represents Daisy. He moved across the way, just to be near her. All the parties were just small efforts that she might find herself there. This green light has a very symbolic presence in this novel. Daisy, and how far away she really is. Even by the end that's all he can think of. Is Daisy. Something he could never have again. What makes this book sad to me, is that Daisy and Tom... are just two manipulative people. Who will crush anyone in their way.
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