The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The 1920s was a decade of prosperity and advancement in the United States. It was an exciting age for social and cultural change. The Harlem Renaissance, the model T, prohibition, sports heroes, the role of women,new technologies, and booming stocks all helped influence the social changes in the "Roaring Twenties". People laughed, cried, partied, and dreamed more because the sky was the limit and everything seemed possible. No novel depicted the true essence of the profound era more than “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1925, “The Great Gatsby” is set during the Roaring Twenties, in 1922 and tells the story of one man 's pursuit of the American Dream. The narrator, Nick Carraway, is an upper class American man who…show more content…
“What?” “Don’t bring Tom.” “Who is ‘Tom’?” she asked innocently. This conversation was never in the film. Another instance was when in the novel when Nick leaves Gatsby and Daisy alone he talks about looking at Gatsby 's house and tells a story of a brewer who built the house in his “period” craze. In The film however Nick mentions nothing about the house or the brewer, he says “ looking over my story so far I 'm reminded that for the second time that summer I was guarding other people 's secrets once again I was within and without” Nick never says this quote in the novel. The film also left out a conversation Nick and Gatsby had after Gatsby invited Nick and Daisy to his house the book says that Daisy went to freshen up because she was crying while Nick and Gatsby waited by the lawn, “My house looks well, doesn’t it?” he demanded. “See how the whole front of it catches the light.” I agreed that it was splendid. “Yes.” His eyes went over it, every arched door and square tower. “It took me just three years to earn the money that bought it.” “I thought you inherited your money.” “I did, old sport,” he said automatically, “but I lost most of it in the big panic — the panic of the war.” The film starts getting out of order when they arrive at Gatsby 's house. In the novel When they arrive at Gatsby 's house, Gatsby gives Nick and Daisy a tour of his house Nick describes what
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