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All About The Character ‘Amy’ In The Movie ‘Gone Girl’

The magic of Amy, the diabolical twin protagonist and antagonist of Gone Girl..

A woman vanishes and is quickly presumed dead, however it’s her marriage that winds up on the post-mortem desk in “Gone Girl,” David Fincher’s problematic and richly enjoyable adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 thriller novel. The movie is highly recommended for all the mystery lovers out there.

Character of Amy

  • Amy Elliott Dunne is the diabolical twin protagonist and antagonist of Gone Girl. Amy is wealthy, beautiful, and born and bred in New York. When readers first meet Amy through her diary entries, she is a successful quiz-writer for a women’s journal and residing in Manhattan off the trust fund that her parents—writers of the insanely famous Amazing Amy collection of children’s books, cribbed from Amy’s real-life successes and challenges alike—have set apart for her.
  • Nick Dunne sweeps her off her feet, and Amy and Nick stay out a fairytale existence as they shrink gender norms, commit radically to their love for one another, and climate layoffs, family illnesses, and even economic setbacks with iron resolve. The story Amy tells in her diaries, though, grows darkish and twisted as she starts off recounting the physical, psychological, and emotional abuse she suffers at Nick’s hands as soon as they go to his homeland of Carthage, Missouri, to care for his sick parents. Amy goes missing at the beginning of the novel, and her diary entries are interspersed with her egocentric husband Nick’s half-hearted involvement in the investigation.
  • At the midpoint of the novel, it’s revealed that Amy has masterminded her very own disappearance—and orchestrated the proof left in the back of Nick to frame him for her murder as a way of getting revenge for all the methods in which their marriage has gone wrong. Amy feels that due to the fact Nick has taken her time, money, heart, and altered always the direction of her life—only to start an affair with his much-younger student, Andie—his punishment must match the crime of murder.
  • Amy in the end lies, cheats, steals, and kills to get returned to Carthage, determining that she desires to recommit to the lie she and Nick have been living and fake to be representatives of the ideal American marriage. Selfish, conniving, contemptuous, spoiled, deceitful, and wickedly funny, Amy’s narration presents damning truths about various of the novel’s principal themes: marriage, vengeance, misogyny and misandry, and the way people—especially couples—seek to manipulate the narratives of their lives.

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