The Great Gatsby and the moviePaper Rating: Word Count: 924 Approx Pages: 4
The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in1925. The book is about the life in the 1920's, which was the era where everybody became rich and had wonderful times living the wildlife. With its extraordinary diction and mysterious symbols a, Fitzgerald writes about Jay Gatsby, who wants to achieve his dream, the American Dream. There have been several movies about this novel, and The Great Gatsby released in 1974 is certainly one of the successful movies. The book and the movie are very similar; however, they have some differences, too. The novel and the movie are similar and yet so different in the development of some of the important characters such as Tom, Nick and especially Jay Gatsby, and in the deletion and addition of some the scenes in the movie which creates the loss of some of Fitzgerald's language from the book to the conversion to the movie.
In the book, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald does an excellent job in the character development of the main characters. However, the movie does not do the same for some of the characters. For instance, in the book Tom is described as a very muscular man. In contrast to the movie, he appears as a tall, skinny person. It does not affect Tom's i