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The Great Gatsby

The story of The Great Gatsby takes place around the 1920s, where a wealthy man by the name of Jay Gatsby moves to a Long Island to rekindle a relationship with his past love Daisy Buchanan. In the beginning of the story, Jay Gatsby seemed to be an unknown character yet everyone in the small town knew rumors about him. Also the character, who narrates the entire story, named Nick; get's befriended by Gatsby to get to Daisy. Gatsby befriends Nick because of his family relation with Daisy. Between the book and the movie, the timeline and use of characters were different between the movie and the book.

There were a few characters in the story that played small parts in the book yet some were just shown in the movie and didn't speak. The use of Jordan Baker, who was a pro golfer and friend of Daisy, differs in the movie and the book as far as what her role is in this story. In the book, Baker had a part in getting Gatsby and Daisy to re-meet at Nick's house. Also, the way Baker was introduced was later on in the book when Nick and Baker were getting more acquainted. That's when Nick pointed out she was known for being a golfer who cheated at one of her games. It was said in the book that Gatsby called for Baker during one of his huge parties to have a talk with her. Later on in the book, Baker tells Nick to setup a gathering amongst Gatsby, Daisy and himself at his house, and she informs him on Gatsby and Daisy's past relationship. Baker explains why Gatsby wants the arrangement to be at Nicks house to ensure that Daisy will get the impression Gatsby was just invited. In the movie, Baker is introduced as a pro golfer immediately after Nick and she met. There was also a scene of her cheating at a game later on, though in the book where Nick was the one that narrated, he remembered the article he read about Baker's cheat. She also never had a direct conversation with Mr. Gatsby. Instead of Baker telling Nick about arranging an intimate gathering with daisy, Gatsby actually called an

escort for Nick at the party to address the meeting himself. Gatsby's butler escorts Nick to one of the rooms on a higher floor of Gatsby's house, and you see Gatsby in an office looking out the window at the party that's taking place at his house. This is when he introduces himself as Jay Gatsby to Nick. In the book, Gatsby was mingling out in the crowd when came up to Nick, excuses himself and asked to speak to Jordan Baker in a private room of the house.

Throughout the movie, Gatsby was perceived as a loner though he held many parties at his house. He enjoyed watching his parties rather than be a host them. Most of the people that were at his parties weren't actually invited. They were more of people curious of whom Gatsby was. Both in the book and the movie, many of the guests spoke about the rumors they had heard about him, but none can actually say they personally know him. Gatsby talked about hoping Daisy would wander into one of his parties which are why he had the parties open publically. After the gathering at Nick's house, there are multiple scenes of Daisy and Gatsby enjoying each other's company at his house while Daisy's husband, Tom is shown enjoying the company of his mistress Myrtle Wilson in New York. The scenes switch back and forth between the two couples. It shows Daisy and Gatsby having a fun time, while Tom and his mistress named Myrtle are having a rocky time; they're happy then a problem starts. Then Gatsby gets confronted by the husband when he was invited on an outing in New York. The confrontation between Daisy's husband and Gatsby started out the same as in the book, but Tom started to air out Gatsby's dirty laundry about his questionable drug store business. Gatsby decided to flee from the scene, and Tom goes after him while Daisy runs after Gatsby. In the book, after Gatsby meets Daisy and invites her to his house with Nick, which is the only time you read Gatsby and Daisy spending time with each other before Daisy's husband confronts Gatsby about their affair. The

confrontation ended differently in the book where Tom dishes out all the information he gathered about Gatsby. Since it startled Daisy, Gatsby insisted he speaks to Daisy alone, so Tom suggested Daisy rides with Gatsby home. Also the scene after the death of Tom's mistress, Myrtle, where Tom goes home to find daisy, Gatsby is shown outside of Tom's house patiently waiting to make sure Daisy doesn't get in any trouble with Tom. In the movie Nick takes Tom's car home since he lived west which is when he saw Gatsby by the bushes of Tom's house. In the book, Tom calls for a taxi for Nick. That's when he saw Gatsby hiding by the bushes and he wanted Nick to check on what Tom and



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