Name Nirali Dabhi
Roll Number 13
Enrollment Number 4069206420220006
Paper Code Number 22399
Paper Number 106
20th Century Literature: 1900 to World
Comparison Between ‘The Great
Gatsby’ Novel and Movie
Smt S.B. Gardi, Department of English,
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896- 1940)
➢ Full Name of Him:- Francis Scott Key
➢ Famous for :- American short-story
writer and novelist, famous for his
depictions of the Jazz Age (the 1920s)
➢ It was his third novel. The novel is one
of his notable works. And most brilliant
novel being The Great Gatsby (1925).
His private life, with his wife, Zelda, in
both America and France, became
almost as celebrated as his novels.
(Mizener and Young)
Introduction of Great Gatsby
➢ The Creation of Nick Carraway as Narrator is only
one aspect of the technical problem of presenting
➢ The party at Gatsby’s house followed chapter one,
but in the galleys, Fitzgerald shifted the whole of
what was the chapter three to chapter Two.
➢ The chapter Four is vital for filling out the image, if
not the actuality of gatsby, This chapter is also
rewritten to sharpen the characterization of Gatsby.
➢ Chapter five the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy.
➢ Chapter Six and Seven Both are a carrying out the
plot and an exposing of Gatsby to the cold hard
malice of Tom.
➢ The detail plot of chapter Eight Gatsby’s murder and
➢ Last chapter nine begins with the police and
paparazzi storming Gatsby’s House. (Eble)
Details of Movie and Novel
➢ F. Scott
➢ Author and
Jay gatsby - Leonardo DiCaprio
Nick Carraway - Tobey Maguire
Daisy Buchanan - Carey Mulligan
Tom Buchanan - Joel Edgerton
Jordan Baker - Elizabeth Debicki
Movie and Novel
➢ The Great Gatsby Book was
written by F. Scott
Fitzgerald in the 1920s. It
was published by Charles
Scribner’s Sons. It is
romantic fiction. Scott
plotted a love story in the
framework of American
➢ The book clarifies the gap
between real and surreal
relationships, money, and
➢ The great gatsby movie
was crafted by Baz
Luhrmann and Craig
Pearce. The movie is
inspired by the book (The
Great Gatsby). Though the
storyline remains constant,
few variations are noticed.
➢ He used extreme emotions
to defy them, incorporated
special effects and a
Jordan Baker: We
learn Jordan Baker is
an athlete nearly
immediately. In the
book, the two only
ever seem to have a
casual affection for
each other, especially
as Jordan is shown to
be dishonest, but in
the film, she's a blank
canvass we never get
to know all that much
Daisy: She also lacks a
certain spark and an
underlying pettiness that
propels her character
forward in the book.
she offers a weak will and
persona that doesn't suit
the character, or actress
In the book, she's careless.
Here, she's more often
➢ Tom Buchanan: His
character has few
➢ In movie He is
portrayed as an
➢ Nick Carraway : He is
non – alcoholic, got
➢ In Movie He is shown
Lunch with Wolfsheim
When Nick lunch with Gatsby
and Mr. Wolfsheim, Luhrmann
takes them through a secret
door in a barbershop and into
a speakeasy full of dancing
women and at least slightly
The Apartment party
Another major difference
that can quickly be noticed
is in the party scene. It
was written to occur
during the 1920s, though
the movie ignores this
timeline and presents a
modern setting with the
addition of pop music in
➢ In the end, when Gatsby goes
swimming, waiting for Daisy to call, he
is shot and taken away from his dream
of success, of getting the girl while the
phone rings in the background.
➢ In both book and movie, Gatsby is
waiting for a phone call from Daisy, but
in the film, Nick calls, and Gatsby gets
out of the pool when he hears the phone
ring. He’s then shot, and he dies
believing that Daisy was going to ditch
Tom and go way with him. None of that
happens in the book.
➢ In the novel no one attend Gatsby’s
funeral. But in the movie Owl Eyes and
Gatsby’s father are present.
➢ The book is told from the perspective of Nick
Carraway, while the movie focuses on Gatsby
➢ The Great Gatsby book and the movie is the
perspective of the author and the director.
➢ The framework of the book is different from that of
the movie. The book showcases an era while the
movie seems like a fancy party.
➢ Jordan Baker, the golf player has a dishonest face
in the novel, the movie sheds out the necessary
details of her character.
➢ Nick Carraway is portrayed as a self-conscious
person in the novel. The movie exaggerates the
darker phase in his life.(Yadav)
Differences in Movie and Novel
➢ Tom and Daisy have a very complicated relationship and the
movie better demonstrates their complex relationship than the
➢ The movie was filmed in Australia, despite being set in New York
➢ In this novel, you will come across Jordan Baker quite often, but
he does not play such a large role on screen. While reading The
Great Gatsby, Baker is accused of being a cheater when playing
golf and he currently is engaged. None of this is mentioned in
initial movie adaptations.
similarities between Novel an Movie
➢ One of the main ones is when Nick walks to Gatsby’s
backyard and finds him standing at the edge of his
dock reaching out to what was a green light.
➢ Both tell the story of Jay Gatsby, a wealthy man who
is obsessed with a former flame
➢ Both versions make use of flashbacks to fill in
➢ In the book there is a green light that shines at the
end of Daisy’s dock just as in the movie.
➢ Both include a tragic ending.
➢ There is no denying that This versions capture the
essence of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.
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