The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The Great Gatsby (2013), directed by Baz Luhrmann, is a contemporary construct of the original novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. The essence of this film is to portray the “American Dream” as understood in the 1920’s. The film (as well as the novel) contains many themes that correlate to the depiction of the story. The main notable themes that are embodied throughout the motion picture are social class, love, wealth, isolation, and hope. Nick Carraway, whom the film is focalized, communicates the elements of the setting and main characters. He portrays this through his personal experience as an outsider to the wealthy world of the 1920’s, in which this motion picture takes place. Nick Carraway is a young man who is seeking the achievement of the “American Dream”. The three images that are included depict the main themes of the story as well as illustrate considerable meaning through cinematography. The movie focuses on Jay Gatsby’s relationship with Daisy, his wealth, and himself. In image one, the movie’s themes of hope, isolation, and love are represented. Gatsby is standing at the end of his dock in front of his home looking out to the green light that is shinning from across the water. The green light is outside of Daisy’s property. Hope is portrayed through the reaching out of Gatsby’s hand. He is trying to grasp what is on the other side of the water even though he is already aware that his goal is too far away from where he is standing. The theme of

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