Film Analysis

The Great Gatsby Analysis

Plot Spoilers: by reading, you are expected to have prior knowledge of the movie so do not read if you haven’t or intend on watching this movie.

The Great Gatsby (2013) is one of the many films that Leonardo Dicaprio has acted in and although this is not a movie review, I would like to point out that he is an exceptional actor. The Great Gatsby (2013) is a newer film that portrayed New York City in the early 1900s. The difference between new money and old money is a very interesting feature that is dealt with in this movie. Halfway through the film, we can tell that the difference between new money and old money is how it was acquired and also what it is spent on. In order to appreciate the film, I almost just wanted to take in the elegance of the lifestyle of Jay Gatsby. Maybe it was the fact that Gatsby spends his money on anything that may make him happy, or make it was they way that Nick Carraway looked at Gatsby, whatever it was, something got me hooked on this lifestyle. Weekly parties, a beautiful home, plenty of friends, too much money to know what to do with, what doesn’t Jay Gatsby have in life?

The Great Gatsby deals with the passing of time. Daisy represents everything that Gatsby values and therefore is his dream. But Gatsby doesn’t realize his dream is unattainable because unfortunately, he cannot go back in time or recreate the past. Gatsby is stuck in the past, longing for the relationship between him and Daisy, and can’t accept the future, resulting in his own death.