Hi, need to submit a 500 words essay on the topic How is the lead actor Warren Beatty’s character in Heaven Can Wait movie similar to Jay Gatsby please give specific examples.
story is centered on this journey as he finds a way to return back to Earth to finally fulfill his lifelong dream: to lead his team as quarterback in the Super Bowl.
These two characters in both stories play a similar role. Both Pendleton and Gatsby earn great status and position. For Joe Pendleton, he is a quarterback football star playing for the football team Los Angeles Rams. He is preparing his team to play in the Super Bowl. For Jay Gatsby, on the other hand, is a successful and extremely wealthy magnate who throws extravagant lavish parties.
Both characters are not only similar in rank, position and social status, they are also very similar in their attitude and personality. Both are very persistent and determined people. Joe Pendleton as he meets an accident and is plucked into heaven by an angel a little too early, does not accept the reality and believe he is really dead and his time is up on Earth. Like Joe, Jay Gatsby refuses to give up on his desire of having Daisy, the girl of his dreams.
Her affair with Gatsby five years ago brings about the main events in the story. Because of Gatsby’s extreme fiery desire to rekindle the love he used to share with Daisy, he committed his life to become the rich and affluent man to impress her. Towards the end of the story, Daisy is aghast even though Gatsby refuses to stop the pursuit. He is still anticipating for her call up until the exact instant he dies.
Meanwhile, Joe Pendleton, even in his new given body as Farnsworth, a dying millionaire, he is still determined and single-minded on leading his team to the Super Bowl as their quarterback. Even in the afterlife, he refuses to believe his life has come to an end and it results in him finding new bodies to dwell in so he can lead as quarterback in Super Bowl and even in his new life as Leo Farnsworth. His only goal is still to lead as quarterback in the Super Bowl.
For both characters, even to the point of death, their goal is their only thought in mind.