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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald - 716 Words
    Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.[1] Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby—his most famous—and Tender Is the Night. A...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald - 808 Words
    F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald is in many ways one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century. In his first novel, This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald epitomized the mindset of an era with the statement that his generation had, "grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, and all faiths in man shaken…"(Fitzgerald 307). Aside from being a major literary voice of the twenties and thirties, Fitzgerald was also among "The Lost Generation's"...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and Love
    LOVE Attitudes towards love in The Great Gatsby and Elizabeth Barrett-Browning’s poems are greatly at odds in general terms (Fitzgerald presents love as a destructive power born of the past, whereas EBB regards it as a redeeming hope for the future), but within these differences parallels can be found. These include: Love is personal and creates especial bonds between two people which cannot be share or reproduced outside of that relationship. “Why – there’re things between Daisy and me...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gatsby
    Dialectical Journal Chapter 6 "It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment."( F.Scott Fitzgerald 104) - Nick talks about how he looks at life with a new perspective and tries to abandoned “the West Egg” concept of “a world complete in itself, with its own standards its own great figures”. When he look at daisy, he explains that he could feel daisy’s pain and suffering by just looking into her eyes. So the...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and Wealth
    Courtney Davis January 30, 2015 AP Lang Definition Rough Draft ! ! ! ! Wealth is defined in the Webster Dictionary as a state of being rich and having material prosperity. When asking who is the wealthiest person alive, people will most likely respond by saying Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey. Why does wealth have to be related to materials and money? These things only bring out the worst in everybody. Wealth shouldn't be measured by how many bills are in ones wallet but rather the prosperity...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald - 344 Words
    Many characters in the Great Gatsby parallel to Fitzgerald life. For example, Daisy, the women Jay Gatsby has been basing his whole life on, is similar to Zelda Sayre, who would not marry Fitzgerald at first because of his lack of success. Gatsby and Fitzgerald both met vital women to their lives at dances, and both while they were stationed at camps in the army. Gatsby met Daisy at Camp Taylor in Illinois, where they danced and fell in love. However, after Gatsby went off to war, they never...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald - 1296 Words
    Rough Draft The Jazz Age was the rave of the ‘20s and the main guy of it all was young Francis Scott Fitzgerald. In his life he experienced poverty, love, alcoholism, marriage, and economic loss. The story of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his greatest stories revealing his life is what the 1920s give us. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota into an Irish-Catholic family. His father, Edward Fitzgerald, was the owner of a furniture business in St. Paul. He soon then lost the...
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  • The Amazing Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald
    F. Scott Fitzgerald lived an amazing life throughout time, overcoming obstacles in his path and persevering through trials and tribulations. As a man who has gone through over four decades of experiencing an overwhelming amount of accomplishments, as well as hardships, F. Scott Fitzgerald is therefore acknowledged as a "True Man". In fact, his struggles through childhood, his transition to adulthood and his unstable literary career acknowledges him as a "Real Man" who is more like a hero. To...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and American Dream
     You must supply textual evidence as part of your responses; be sure to include the page number for use as reference during the discussion. Remember to answer all aspects of the questions with full explanations. Yes/no answers will receive no credit; you must explain WHY!!! Use the PEE method! If you answer all of the questions, you may turn them in for extra credit. Each response must be at least ½ page typed (MLA format) – total 1 ½ pages minimum. You will be graded on your verbal...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gatsby Change
    Some readers are irritated by Nick Carraway as a Narrator. What is your view of Fitzgerald’s use of Nick Carraway as a narrator? Some readers can be hugely irritated by Nick as a narrator because he can be seen as lacking insight and very unperceptive ultimately this makes the reader feel wary about trusting Nick. He cannot give an accurate account of what has happened between Gatsby and Daisy before he met them. To make up for his lack of information, he turns to other sources such as Jordan...
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  • Research Paper F Scott Fitzgerald
    The Unsatisfied American Dream As Florence King once said, “People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. This quote symbolizes the simple fact that the American Dream is impossible for someone to ever attain because people are to busy dreaming about what others have, that they fail to recognize what they themselves already have attained. The American author F. Scott Fitzgerald has had an...
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  • The Life and Literature of F Scott Fitzgerald
    ABOUT THE AUTHOR The Life and Literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald By Jillian Thompson May 16, 2012. English newspaper, The Guardian, once asked Jonathan Franzen, the Pulitzer Prize nominated author of The Corrections, to contribute what he believed were the greatest rules to abide by for aspiring fiction writers. His response was “Fiction that isn't an author's personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn't worth writing for anything but money” (Franzen). The novels of...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Great Gatsby
    About the Life and Work of F. Scott Fitzgerald Writers on Fitzgerald He had one of the rarest qualities in all literature, and it's a great shame that the word for it has been thoroughly debased by the cosmetic racketeers, so that one is almost ashamed to use it to describe a real distinction. Nevertheless, the word is charm — charm as Keats would have used it. Who has it today? It's not a matter of pretty writing or clear style. It's a kind of subdued magic, controlled and exquisite, the sort...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and Great Gatsby
    THE GREAT GATSBY: Study Questions 1. We see all the action of The Great Gatsby from the perspective of one character whose narration seems to be shaped by his own values and temperament. What is Nick Carraway like, what does he value, and how do his character and his values matter to our understanding of the action of the novel? 2. Early in the novel, Nick says of Gatsby that he “turned out all right at the end” (p.2) Later, however, after he tells Gatsby “You’re worth the whole damn bunch...
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  • The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald
    This page intentionally left blank The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald Although F. Scott Fitzgerald remains one of the most recognizable literary figures of the twentieth century, his legendary life – including his tempestuous romance with his wife and muse Zelda – continues to overshadow his art. However glamorous his image as the poet laureate of the 1920s, he was first and foremost a great writer with a gift for fluid, elegant prose. This introduction reminds readers why...
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  • The Sensible Thing," by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    A Sensible Man with Sensible Writing "The Sensible Thing," by F. Scott Fitzgerald shares numerous characteristics with his other writings. Like many writers, his work was heavily influenced by his life. Published criticisms note similarities between attitudes of the Roaring Twenties. In order to interpret "The Sensible Thing," it is necessary to examine F. Scott Fitzgerald's life and work. The materialistic, free-thinking ideas characterizing greatly influenced the writings of F. Scott...
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  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    After reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, three particular themes stood out to me significantly; one’s wonder, unfulfilled dreams, and a journey revisiting the past. In my painting, I have depicted Nick’s curiosity of Gatsby in a dream. This dream demonstrates what Gatsby’s perspective was through Nick’s eyes. Earlier in the book, Gatsby fell in love before the war with social butterfly, Daisy. However, upon returning from the war, he discovers that Daisy is married. Gatsby finds...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald. the Swimmers. Essay
    F. Scott Fitzgerald. The swimmers. F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby—his most famous—and Tender Is the Night. His style is very interesting. All his short stories has a construction of novels. “The...
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  • "Winter Dreams" By F. Scott Fitzgeralds
    In "Winter Dreams" by F.Scott Fitzgerald, Dexter experiences an internal conflict between dealing with the reality of things, and throwing it all to the wind to follow his "winter dreams". From the time he was young Dexter's life was characterized by his dreaming. Initially Dexter's dreams are concerned with becoming a golf champion and being famous. Dexter had an urge for the best of everything. As Dexter's dreams progress, they expand to include marrying Judy Jones because she represented to...
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  • Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    "Babylon Revisited" Context ''Babylon Revisited'' is widely considered to be the apex of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short stories, of which there are more than a hundred. Like many of his works, ''Babylon Revisited'' was loosely based on Fitzgerald’s own life. Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in Saint Paul Minnesota. He was named Francis Scott Key, after a distant relative, and the writer of the American national anthem. Fitzgerald spent his childhood years in the United...
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  • "Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    "Babylon Revisited" by F Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald is known as the spokesman of the "Lost Generation" of Americans in the 1920s. The phrase, "Lost Generation," was coined by Gertrude Stein "to describe the young men who had served in World War I and were forced to grow up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken" (Charters 489). Fitzgerald exemplified the generation that Stein defined. His family, with help from an aunt, put him through preparatory school...
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  • A Story's Portrayal of its Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    A Story’s Portrayal of its Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1896 and became one the most renowned American authors of his time. F. Scott Fitzgerald attended Princeton University only to leave without a degree and join the army. While stationed near Montgomery, Alabama, he met Zelda Sayer, whom he would later marry, and who would influence many of Fitzgerald’s stories. Fitzgerald is best remembered for his depiction of America in the...
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  • F scott Fitzgerald great gatsby analysis
    How does F Scott Fitzgerald establish mood in the opening of “The Great Gatsby?” Fitzgerald establishes the mood in the opening of The Great Gatsby as scandalous and grim yet with hope created by the character named as Gatsby. Firstly, Fitzgerald uses the symbolism of “an extraordinary gift of hope” to describe the character of Gatsby. This could suggest that the character of Gatsby is very important in the book and a symbol of hope in the book and happiness in the book, especially because...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald: His Beautiful and Damned World
    F. Scott Fitzgerald was born into a Catholic family in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. Educated in private prep schools and then at Princeton until 1917, when he enlisted in the army because he feared he wouldn't graduate , he was a middle-class, Midwestern boy who coveted the wonders of the East. When he married Zelda Sayre, a southern, upper-class daughter of a wealthy Alabama Supreme Court judge , Fitzgerald thought he had it all. The couple lived the high life, moving back and...
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  • Comparison of Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Comparison of Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald Mark Twain and F. Scott Fitzgerald are two widely known American authors who wrote great novels, but differ in many ways. They both wrote stories on life journeys, however; Twain used pre-adolescent characters to show how an individual should behave in society. Whereas, Fitzgerald uses adult characters to show how an individual is harmed by society. Mark Twain’s characters have many dreams in all Twain’s stories. On the other...
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  • For Love, or Money? The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    For Love, or Money? The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about Jay Gatsby's constant quest to win over his love of the past, Daisy Buchanan. To Gatsby's misfortune, he finds that Daisy is married to the wealthy but cocky Tom Buchanan. Daisy is a modern day "gold-digger" she fails to realize her own arrogance, and the success of her relationship with Tom is measured upon the size of his pocketbook. Tom's secret lover, Myrtle Wilson becomes the victim of a hit-and-run. Tom shows...
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  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tom's Characterization
    In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald a man named Nick Caraway moved to west egg outside of NYC to work in stocks and bonds. While he is there he meets a man named Gatsby who is his neighbor the he also meets a man named Tom who is living in an illusion in east egg and then going to NYC with his mistress and takes her from her reality while leaving his wife at home. The elitist mentality of Tom makes him think that it is ok to cheat on his wife and have someone else cheat on...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and New Consumer Culture
    What do you think of the view that obsession with money and the new consumer culture of the 1920s dominates human thinking and behavior in ‘The Great Gatsby’? One of the key themes in The Great Gatsby is ‘The morality and importance of Wealth’ in high end New York social circles of the 1920s. Fitzgerald himself lived during this period of significant culture change in America and therefore I feel his own feelings and concerns on obsession with money and the new consumer culture was one reason...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gatsby S Business
    Chapter 7 Questions: 1. Who is Pammy? How does Gatsby react when he sees her? How does her existence complicate Gatsby’s dream? Pammy is the daughter of Daisy and Tom Buchanan. Gatsby looks at Pammy with surprise when he meets her, Tom and Daisy's daughter. He is hurt that Daisy has moved on in life without him, while he remains trapped in the love he has had for her all those years. Pammy is living proof, something you cannot undo, and that is why it hurts Gatsby. 2. How does Tom suddenly...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald ”the Diamond as Big as Ritz”
    Стилистический анализ текста: F. Scott Fitzgerald ”The Diamond as Big as Ritz” The text under stylistic analysis is taken from the book “The diamond as Big As Ritz” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It deals with feelings and emotions of author and written in the style of fiction. This story is told by author. This part of a story is about a well-known problem - leaving home for studying. The text consists of three parts. First is exposition. Here we see the describing of patriarchal...
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  • The Poetic and Tragic Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The Poetic and Tragic Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald Abstract F. Scott Fitzgerald was a very intellectual and troubled man. In his career as a writer, Fitzgerald had his downfalls then his historic uprisings. When he was just a boy, literature attracted him; he loved everything about it. He decided that he would become a writer; his first book, This Side of Paradise, was rejected and criticized. Fitzgerald joined the army in 1917; he was stationed in Montgomery, Alabama at an army base....
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  • 1920s: Lost Generation and F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Writers and Artists of the 1920s Summary The Harlem Renaissance was the outpouring of creativity among African American writers, artists, and musicians who gathered in Harlem, New York during the 1920s. Langston Hughes wrote poetry, plays, and fiction that captured the anguish of African Americans’ longing for equality. He wrote one of his best-known poems while traveling to New York at only 17 years old. James Weldon Johnson’s best-known book was The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man...
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  • Influences on F. Scott Fitzgeralds' writing in The Great Gatsby
    The Roaring Twenties was a period of frivolous days and exciting nights. Times were prosperous and life was good for most. In The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes about the fictitious life of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire (Gross 1). The setting of the novel is New York in the twenties, a time, and place, where people were jovial and carefree. In New York, more than anywhere, people did not worry about life's downs, but focused on the highlife and partying....
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  • Obsessive love in Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is portrayed as a naive and heartbroken man who will do anything to revive his relationship with the love of his life; even if it means reliving the past. Gatsby is a victim to temptation, manipulation, society and obsessive love. However it is because of this obsessive and incessant love that the rest of his problems unfold. He is so blinded and determined to gain the approval of his former lover, he allows himself to be made a mockery by society. It is made...
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  • A Book Review on the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    A book review on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The plot of the story was that Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan have an affair and her husband Tom Buchanan finds out and goes to confront Jay Gatsby. Meanwhile Myra is killed in a car accident cause buy Daisy Buchanan. Jay Gatsby takes the blame. Myra’s husband finds out and goes over to the mansion owned but Gatsby and shoots him, and then himself. Killen...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and Harrell Great Gatsby
    Ethan Moran Period 4 Harrell Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Questions- 1) How does the narrator describe Gatsby? – At first the narrator describes him like ”extraordinary gift for hope and a romantic readiness”. 2) From where did the narrator come and why? – The narrator, Nick, came from the Midwest, Minnesota specifically to learn the bond business. 3) Describe the narrators house. - Nick lives a in a small house between two mansions. 4) Describe the Buchanans house. – A gigantic...
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  • Exploring the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Aja Washington Professor John Hall English 1302 21 June 2013 Exploring “’The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald’” The novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald argues that the novel is a perfect example of the "great American love story", but that is a negative. The Great Gatsby is not a tale about perfect love, throughout the story we follow multiple corrupted relationships. Tom and Myrtle they are both objects to one another. Daisy chooses Tom over Gatsby when the wait is longer...
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  • Literature: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Cambridge International Examinations
    w w w e tr .X m eP e ap UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS International General Certificate of Secondary Education .c rs om 0486/11 May/June 2011 LITERATURE (ENGLISH) Paper 1 Additional Materials: * 9 2 6 7 4 2 1 0 4 4 * 2 hours 15 minutes Answer Booklet/Paper Texts studied should be taken into the examination. READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST If you have been given an Answer Booklet, follow the instructions on the front cover of the Booklet. Write your Centre number,...
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  • The theme of carelessness in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    "I couldn't forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-- they smashed up things and creatures and the retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was the kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made" (Fitzgerald 180-181). In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the characters Daisy and Tom...
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  • A Summary of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Old and New Money In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the theme of old money and new money are described as inherited wealth and recently acquired wealth. Both of these themes share an almost similar amount of wealth but are handled and spent differently. The two places along the east cost in this novel represent these themes. East Egg represents old money whereas as West Egg represents new money. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald clearly depicts these two themes and how they...
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  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Analysis
    The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is too concerned with conveying a picture of 1920s American society to have relevance to modern readers. From what you have read of the novel so far and using relevant contextual information, give your response to the above view. The USA in the 1920s is remembered as the ‘Roaring Twenties’, an age of new life, of hedonism and opportunity following the horrors the Great War. The decade is synonymous with wealth, materialism and unprecedented freedom. F....
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  • Scott Fitzgerald Paper - 1332 Words
    Francis Scott Fitzgerald is an enduring American author of the 19th century; he was incredibly influenced by many aspects and significant periods of his life. Fitzgerald’s literary masterpieces included The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night. Fitzgerald had a few dominant influences that clearly inspired majority of his works, his wife, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, his lavish expenses and his Princeton education. Fitzgerald uses simile and imagery in his novels to introduce characters and settings...
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  • Francis Scott Fitzgerald - 394 Words
    Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) After the success of Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise, the glamorous Zelda Sayre consented to marry him. Their marriage was a pivotal point in Fitzgerald’s life. They both enjoyed the arts and an extravagant life style. They lived a good deal of their rich, crazy and irresponsible life together in Long Island. They enjoyed expensive liquors and offended many people by their outrageous behavior. This way of life is reflected by his...
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  • Corruption of the Rich Based on the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Corruption of the rich based on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Written during the roaring twenties, a time when individuals felt the need to surpass the ideals of the American Dream, F. Scott Fitzgerald's renowned novel, The Great Gatsby, explores how wealth ultimately leads to corruption within a society. In his novel Fitzgerald displays situations that may be invoked by the theme; individuals will most likely show signs of corruption as they come into wealth. If there is one...
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  • F Scott Fitzerald Biography
    F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography Kiarnay Smith, 2015 F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. Fitzgerald’s mother was Mary McQuillan and was from an Irish-Catholic family. His father was Edward Fitzgerald, and he opened a wicker furniture business St. Paul but it failed, and so he took a job as a salesman for Procter & Gamble. After losing his job as a salesman, he moved his family back to St. Paul. F. Scott Fitzgerald attended the St. Paul...
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  • Gatsby's Longing to Recapture the Past: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” This is a quotation by the famous Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the character’s attempt in trying to recapture the past is highly noticeable. Gatsby, who is the main character in the novel, tries extremely hard to bring back the past. His longing for something he knew years ago drives him to great lengths to get what he has always wanted. Gatsby finds great success in the bootlegging industry...
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  • The American Dream as portrayed in "Great Gatsby", by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The American dream is interwoven and deeply embedded in every fabric of American life. It has also been the focal point of many novels in American literature. This dream, as seen in "The Great Gatsby", is associated with rugged individualism, generous enthusiasm and idealism in the pursuit of success. Dating back to our puritan heritage, the idea that hard work, following the rules, and "being good" has attracted many immigrants to our shores... but for what? Gatsby is the perfect example of...
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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald - Chronicling the American Dream Research Paper
    Chronicling the American Dream Every person has a different way of interpreting the American Dream. In a majority of stories, the characters always makes the American Dream sound happy and without consequence. F. Scott Fitzgerald breaks out of this mold to tell us the other sides of the story readers are so used to hearing. Like every classic American Dream, it is the tale about a person who wishes for all the good things in life and uses hard work and determination to make their dream a...
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  • How does F. Scott Fitzgerald use symbolism in the novel 'The Great Gatsby.'
    F. Scott Fitzgerald uses much symbolism in his literature, here in the novel The Great Gatsby. He uses the image of Doctor T. J. Eckelburg's eyes to symbolize a godlike being. Fitzgerald uses the symbol of the two women in yellow at Gatsby's party to represent the values of the 1920's. The food provided at Gatsby's party symbolically represents the members of 1920's society. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Symbolism in the novel The Great Gatsby as an accurate reflection of life in the American 1920's....
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  • Symbolism in "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald and "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams
    Symbolism is an invaluable literary tool that may be employed by authors or playwrights to aid in the development of characters or to display themes in novels and plays. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses symbolism heavily in his text "The Great Gatsby", as does Tennessee Williams in "The Glass Menagerie". Various symbols appear throughout the respective texts that allow the reader to gain insight into character's personalities and also add value to major themes and ideas in the texts. F. Scott...
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  • "The Great Gatsby" chapter 1-6 by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Chapter One: The novel begins with a personal note by the narrator, Nick Carraway. He relates that he has a tendency to reserve all judgments against people and that he has been conditioned to be understanding toward those who haven't had his advantages. Carraway came from a prominent family from the Midwest, graduated from Yale and fought in the Great War. After the war and a period of restlessness, he decided to go East to learn the bond business. At the book's beginning, Carraway has just...
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  • How Does F. Scott Fitzgerald Portray Daisy and Tom in the First Chapter?
    The Buchanans have been stereotypically introduced by Fitzgerald as the typical representation of the “Lost Generation” (Gertrude Stein). Tom and Daisy Buchanan inhabit qualities of America during the era after WW1 – people were intolerant, materialistic and lacked spiritualism. They live in the East Egg and are the representations of the love for a Romantic lifestyle and the desperation to seek new ideas (generally from Europe) and accept them. The Buchanans have spent a year in France in...
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  • What Makes One Great? The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Sarah Holtschneider _The Great Gatsby_ Essay October 9th, 2014 What makes a person great? Is it simply his appearance, wealth, and social status? Or is it something deeper like his personality and his dreams? Gatsby is believed to be 'great' due to all of these things. In _The Great Gatsby_ by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is considered 'great' because the measurement of his wealth, his parties, his dreams, and his larger-than-life personality mark him as a very important man to other...
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  • Scott F. Fitzgerald, the Roaring 1920s Society, and the New Women
    In the 1920’s, the United States economy boomed, bringing with it a new generation and way of living. A “New Morality” was taking over the nation and replacing old traditional values (Appleby 612). New Mortality expressed youth and personal freedom (Appleby 612). This created a lifestyle based on parties and spending money (Hensley 4). This new way of life came with new inventions and technologies. The radio, phonograph, and movies were all invented during the 1920’s. The automobile also...
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  • Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald 1B
    Logan Moyer 1B Ochoa 15 December 2014 Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald: “The Great Gatsby” Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota (Fitzgerald 1) Though an intelligent child, he did poorly in school and was sent to a New Jersey boarding school in 1911. Despite being a mediocre student there, he managed to enroll at Princeton in 1913. Academic troubles and apathy plagued him throughout his time at college, and he never graduated, instead enlisting...
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  • "The Great Gatsby" by Scott Fitzgerald; Thesis
    Neel Nabar Great Gatsby Assignment According to the constitution of the United States of America, all people are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To understand that phrase, the word pursuit must be fully taken into account; it means that happiness cannot be guaranteed under any circumstances. What causes happiness is completely different between individuals. For example, a poor kid may be made happy with just a weeks worth of food and water, whereas someone who is more...
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  • How the human condition is portrayed through "The Great Gatsby", written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott.
    The human condition is the experience of existence and life as humans. This notion can be seen through the novel "The Great Gatsby", written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott. These texts explore the themes of human judgment, the ambition involved in being human and human morals, which make up part of the human condition. This is shown through the actions, comments, and descriptions of the characters in the texts. The quote "'They're a rotten crowd,' I...
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  • Francis Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
    Andreas English 3 ENR June 17th, 2013 Francis Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby The days of flappers, prohibition, and mobsters was one for the ages. The roaring 20’s saw the United States at its peak with stock prices rising, the rich becoming wealthier, and parties after parties all centered around the most desired substance, alcohol. All this was depicted in the work of one of the greatest American authors, Francis Scott Fitzgerald. His masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, brought...
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  • Fitzgerald - 521 Words
    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life is a tragic example of both sides of the American Dream – the bliss of young love, wealth and success, and the tragedies associated with excess and failure. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. Fitzgerald began writing at an early stage in his well known life. During his time spent it Princeton University before dropping out to join the army and pursue his obsession with writing. Princeton published his detective stories...
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  • "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Dream-Gatsby's quest for the dream through Daisy and the dream's corruption by her society.
    "The American Dream" is a concept that plays an important role in the novel The Great Gatsby, which was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920's, a time period when many Americans were living the dream. "The American Dream" embodies the best of America. It is the chance to gain material wealth and spiritual happiness for people who start out with nothing. People from all different countries used to come to America for the chance to turn their hard work into success. "The American Dream" is...
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  • "The Baby Party" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "Regarding the Problem of Newborn Piglets in Winter" by Chen Rong.
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