A mirror of sorts, art is often a reflection of how an artist sees life or wishes to see life. In the introduction to The Far Side of Paradise: A Biography of F.
An example of this is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, this novel is more easily understood when it is compared and contrasted to other literature works, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The aspects of the two novels that can be compared and contrasted are the plot development, characterisation, setting, narrative point of view, writer's context and themes and issues.
The plot of Pride and Prejudice is about a lower upper class woman in the 18th century who is trying to get all of her daughters married to wealthy men.
Jane, Mrs Bennet's oldest daughter falls in love with the handsome and wealthy Bingley. But Bingley's sister and best friend Darcy try to pull them apart. Darcy is a very proud and arrogant character, who Elizabeth hates because of his involvement in her sisters heartbreak.
Darcy falls in love with Elizabeth and she then ends up falling in love Darcy, which results in them both getting married as well as Jane and Bingley. The plot of The Great Gatsby is about a young man, Nick Carraway who moves to New York where the occupants are obsessed with wealth and status in the Jazz age of the 's.
Nick meets Jay Gatsby, a wealthy man who is trying to win back his love Daisy. She is now unfortunately married to wealthy and arrogant Tom Buchanan. Gatsby reunites with Daisy but shortly after he is murdered by Tom's mistress's husband, who mistakes him as his late wife's killer.
After Gatsby is killed Tom and Daisy flee, and Nick is left to pick up all of the pieces. The similarities between the plot developments of the two novels are that the protagonists are both looking for love, in a society that is ruled by wealth and status.
The differences are that The Great Gatsby has a bittersweet ending and in Pride and Prejudice all of the conflicts are resolved and everyone ends up been happy. This is because Pride and Prejudice is a satirical piece of work and The Great Gatsby is more a dramatic novel.
In The Great Gatsby the reader is able to learn how emotions can disillusion people and this idea of understanding also flows in Pride and Prejudice and is one of the main conflicts in the plot. The characters also contribute to the plot through their characterisation.
In Pride and Prejudice the dramatic method of characterisation is used. Austen has used the 'show me don't tell me' approach to her work. Characters are revealed through their dialogue, actions and responses. For Example Darcy's character is revealed through comments that other people make "He is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing.Nick meets Jay Gatsby, a wealthy man who is trying to win back his love Daisy.
She is now unfortunately married to wealthy and arrogant Tom Buchanan.
Gatsby reunites with Daisy but shortly after he is murdered by Tom's mistress's husband, who mistakes him as his late wife's killer.
The Great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's characters Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Myrtle, Jay Gatsby, and Nick Carraway epitomise the Jazz Age but is has also remained timeless in its examination of man's obsessions with and need for money, power, knowledge, and hope.
Many of the main characters in the novel The Great Gatsby are parallels to people who impacted Fitzgeralds life. He parallels himself in two of the main characters, Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway. He also potrays his wife, Zelda, as Daisy in the novel.
The reading of other texts contributes to creating meaning for other texts. An example of this is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this novel is more easily understood when it is compared and contrasted to other literature works, such as F.
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Gatsby's dream girl, hardly worthy of his romantic quest, is Daisy Fay Buchanan, wife to the safely (not newly) rich Tom Buchanan. And few of the obituary writers took adequate cognizance of his development since his first two novels. Scott Donaldson, ed., Critical Essays on F.
Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (Boston: G. K. Hall, ). However, of all the novel's characters, he is the only one to recognize Gatsby's "greatness," revealing himself as a young man of unusual sensitivity. Daisy Buchanan Daisy is Nick's cousin, Tom's wife, and the woman that Gatsby loves.