A Lack of Morals in Fitzgerald's the Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896. He was named after hos ancestor, Francis Scott Key. Although he was intelligent he did very poorly in school and was sent to boarding school. He then enrolled in Princeton, but never graduated. Fitzgerald portrays much of his early life in The Great Gatsby. When Fitzgerald was younger he enlisted in the army during World War One, just like Gatsby enlisted in the army during the war. While Fitzgerald was stationed in the south he met a beautiful girl and fell in love with her. He did whatever he could to get her to fall in love with him and marry him. Much like Fitzgerald, Gatsby met Daisy in the South and fell in love with her. He tried whatever he could to get her to fall in love with him and have a relationship with him. Fitzgerald loved to go to lavish and wild parties while trying to please the girl he loved, much like Gatsby. Fitzgerald and Gatsby both idolized the rich (Gallo 92). Like Gatsby, Fitzgerald was driven by his love for a woman who symbolized everything he wanted, even as she led him toward everything he despised. In the beginning of The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway moves from Minnesota to New York to go into the bond business. He lives right beside Jay Gatsby, who throws lavish parties. Nick's cousin Daisy lives not far from him. After a while of living next to Gatsby Nick discovers that Gatsby is in love with his cousin, Daisy. Gatsby talks Nick into gettign Daisy to come over to his house so that she and Gatsby can reunite. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald shows the lack of morals present in the raoring 20s through Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom.

Jay Gatsby shows a lack of morals in the novel The Great Gatsby. He came from a family that didn't have much. They lived in North Dakota. He always admired the rich, and wanted to be just like them. He attended college at St. Olaf's College, but he dropped out after two weeks. He joined the army and was in Louisville when he met Daisy. He fell in...
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