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F Scott Fitzgerald

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" harshest...

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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 job and tried working as a salesman for Proctor and Gamble. This new job had the Fitzgeralds moving...

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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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The Sensible Thing," by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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 Fitzgerald. Furthermore, his relationship...

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Research Paper F Scott Fitzgerald

already have attained. The American author F. Scott Fitzgerald has had an unprecedented impact on America. His novels contain recurring themes that establish the facets of modern American society with which he avidly disagrees. His characters Jay Gatsby and Armory Blaine both portray men in American society who have through various ways acquired wealth, but their wealth has not brought them happiness, which is what they had truly longed for. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels, The Great Gatsby, and...

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The Life and Literature of F Scott Fitzgerald

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 Francis Scott Fitzgerald suggest that...

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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 and...

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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 1920s...

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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 forth...

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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 that...

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