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Research Paper: Gathering Information

Fiction: 1. AUTHOR'S LIFE TO WORK: Choose an American author, and research his/her life. Discover a connection between your author's life and the literary selection. On the Graphic Organizer, record similarities between the author's life and the literary work.

Directions: Research your author and record 10 facts about the author’s life in the chart provided. In the right-hand column, place details from your selected story that parallel the author’s life.

Author: _Scott Fitzgerald ________Title: __The Great Gatsby ________

Author’s LifeInformation Presented in the Story
1. Fitzgerald joined the army in 1917 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantryNick and Gatsby are both in the army 2. He met and fell in love with a wild seventeen-year-old beauty named Zelda Sayre. Zelda finally agreed to marry him, but her overpowering desire for wealth, fun, and leisure led her to delay their wedding until he could prove a successLike Fitzgerald Gatsby falls in love with daisy while being stationed at a military base, but her desire for wealth also causes her to leave and forget about Gatsby and marry a rich man named tom. 3. With the publication of This Side of Paradise in 1920, Fitzgerald became a literary sensation, earning enough money and fame to convince Zelda to marry him.When daisy finds out of Gatsby wealth she is interested in meeting her long lost Gatsby. 4. Fitzgerald is a nice thoughtful young man from Minnesota.Nick Caraway is also a nice young man from Minnesota. 5. Fitzgerald always idolized over wealth, fame, luxury. Gatsby is just like Fitzgerald in this way he is always thinking about getting rich and eventually does get rich like Fitzgerald. 6.After becoming famous and getting lots of money he began a reckless life style of lavish parties and excessive drinking while still righting to please Zelda. Similar to Fitzgerald, Gatsby throws crazy parties in hopes of pleasing...
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