Great Gatsby Remediation Essay

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There can be many differences in modern day movies and novels. They may have preserved the same plot line or main points but changed certain details, whether large or small, changing the story in a drastic way. Changing some details can change the mood or feel of the story or characters within the story. Before the differences can be determined, the similarities need to first be examined.
One of the major differences between the two works is the initial meeting between Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway. Gatsby and Nick met at a party that Gatsby had thrown at his mansion. Nick had been invited to this party because he was Gatsby's next door neighbor, and Gatsby knew that Nick and Daisy were close, as they were cousins. Daisy is the girl that Gatsby let get away. This basic plot is the same in the movie and the novel. However, the details change within the two plots. In the book version, Nick and his friend, Jordan Baker, run into each other at the party, and Jordan decides to look for her friend Gatsby so that Nick could meet him. They looked around but could not find him anywhere. At one point they end up sitting at a table with some other people. "We were sitting at a table with a man of about my age...'Your face is familiar,' he said politely" (51). The two men began to talk about the war for some time and then their conversation turned to the party. "This is an unusual party for me. I haven't even seen the host. I live over there... and this man named Gatsby sent over his chauffeur with an invitation... 'I'm Gatsby,' he said suddenly (52)”. The meeting in the movie occurred differently. They were still at a party in Gatsby's house, but Gatsby met Nick in a crowd of people and it seemed as if he was looking for Nick. When they met, Gatsby knew exactly who Nick was, where in the novel he did not. I think that the change in the movie of Gatsby meeting Nick made the meeting more significant then what it was in the novel.
A second difference between the movie and the novel was the relationship between Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. In both, the two lovers were reintroduced through Nick. They both attended a tea party at Nick's house and their love was rekindled during that reunion. Gatsby asked Jordan to suggest the tea party to Nick. "'He wants to know-' continued Jordan '-if you'll invite Daisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come over'" (83). "She's not to know about it. Gatsby doesn't want her to know. You're just supposed to invite her to tea" (85). After the invitation is extended to Daisy, the small differences come into place. In the movie, Jay Gatsby is already waiting in Nick's house when Daisy arrives. He then gets scared, disappears and later comes back through the front door, soaking wet from the rain. In the book, Gatsby comes later after the arrival of Daisy. "An hour later the front door opened nervously and Gatsby in a white flannel suit, silver shirt and gold colored tie hurried in" (89). The tea party encounter change...

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