Daisy And Roxie In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Daisy and Roxie both are very careless women who think only of themselves. They trample all over other people without giving a second glance behind them, and they are selfish women who never think or care about anyone else. Their only differences are in the different ways that they are selfish. Roxie pursues her selfish endeavors by trying to become a big star, getting the spotlight on her and doing everything she can to keep it on her. First Roxie steals Velma Kelly’s place in the magazines; then when another girl starts attracting attention, Roxie faints and it “slips out” that she hopes the fall didn’t hurt the baby. The director develops Roxie through using dim, soft lighting on her when ...view middle of the document...

Amos Hart and Mr. Wilson are similar in the fact that both their wives cheated on them and they are ignored by their wives. Their wives don’t care about them and each is heartbroken when he finds out what his wife has been doing behind his back. Myrtle cheated on Wilson with Tom for weeks while Roxie cheated on Amos just in attempt to get into the spotlight. The men are different, however, in the way that they deal with their hurt. Amos lashes out at Roxie in anger when he is hurt, but then quickly forgives her because he really does love her and then continually supports her throughout the movie until she shuns him in the end. The director paints Amos as a faithful man who just wants his wife back by giving him a constant “halo” of warm light, symbolizing that he means well and would easily forgive. He also sings a song talking about how he can’t understand why Roxie seems to just look right through him as if he isn’t there, and this adds a lot to his character by letting the audience know his character is hurt by Roxie and all he wants is for him to notice her and come back to him....

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