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The Great Gatsby The movie created by Jack Clayton as well as the novel written by F Scott Fitzgerald both are titled The Great Gatsby are two great pieces of art The movie version shows the viewer what is happening in the story without the internal comments from the narrator Nick Carraway and the viewer can understand exactly what is happening in the story without having to analyze anything The novel however challenges the reader to analyze the writing in order to understand whats going on It lets the reader explore the characters personalities and shape their own opinions about the symbolism The novel is told from the perspective of a single character Nick Carraway Nick is virtuous and nonjudgmental character and when the story is told by this kind of character the story seems to be told objectively Nick is genuine yet critical and is through his narration because he tells the story with his comments about the different characters For example when he describes Toms speech on the family Nowadays people begin by sneering at the family life and family institutions pg 130 Nicks reply to this comment shows that Nicks thoughts can be the readers when he says that its impassioned gibberish The reader may think this because you know that Tom has been cheating on Daisy from the very beginning He tells almost everyone about his relationship with Myrtle You mean to say you dont know said Miss Baker honestly surprised I thought everybody knew When reading the novel Fitzgerald makes it known that the characters are not always what they seem to be For example both the novel and the movie portray Daisy as a superficial shallow and a snobbish individual who is only worried about her materialistic lifestyle But what is also shown throughout the novel is that this is a superficial interpretation of Daisy She acts this way because Tom has hurt her so many times
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