Alcoholism In The Great Gatsby

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How Does Addiction Influence an Author’s Writing? “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Fitzgerald was an alcoholic addict. Fitzgerald explained how addiction took over his life. Addiction influenced authors to write with their own individuality and make it easier for them to explain themselves. Authors who suffer with addiction portray their own individuality through the books they write. In fact, those who struggle with addiction “are more likely to have poor interpersonal relationships, live alone, have higher levels of aggression and impulsivity, and have an overall negative outlook on life” (Effects of Alcoholism on Behavior). An example of an author who suffers with addiction is F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was addicted to alcohol. Fitzgerald reflected his own addiction of alcohol to the characters that exist within The Great Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator of The Great Gatsby, is an example of a character who abu, Nick used these effective words to express himself, “ I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores” (The Great Gatsby, 1). Truly, addiction can find to express…show more content…
In 1929, she won the O. Henry Award for her autobiographical short story ‘Big Blonde’. After that Parker “began to write drama reviews for New Yorker”. The sad childhood Parker came from influenced her to write good. As, Arthur F. Kinney says, “she links much of her work to her events” (Bio-Critical Summary and Selected Bibliography). By ‘she’ Kinney refers to Dorothy Parker and the ‘events’ are what Parker went through her childhood. “Her parents and stepmother died when she was young, and her Uncle Martin Rothschild went down with the Titanic” (Dorothy Parker and Alcoholism). The struggle Parker went through lead her in
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