Comparing The Beautiful Are Damned In This Side Of Paradise By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Beautiful Are Damned In This Side of Paradise Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s writings showed the positive and negative sides of the American Dream, and it challenged the traditional upbringings to create a more independent identity for the American woman. Through Zelda’s free spirited lifestyle, Scott gained his inspiration for his writing. Her lifestyle only became wilder, driving Scott away from her and into the arms of another woman. The large wedge forced between their marriage began to have a negative effect on both of their writing styles. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Edward Fitzgerald and Marie “Molly” McQuillan. The young man showed great potential at a very early age, and later was accepted into Princeton. Scott sought out the perks of high society through his…show more content…
In the trenches of Europe, the living conditions were so poor he believed he was going to die. Due to the impending threat of death Scott rushed to finish his first novel, The Romantic Egoist. The novel was about his personal awakening and his education. After he submitted it to Scribner’s it was rejected, but they asked to see revisions. Once Scott returned to the states he went to Montgomery, Alabama, where he met his future wife, Zelda Sayre. Zelda was born in Montgomery, Alabama on July 24, 1900. She was a natural painter, writer, and dancer. In Scott’s book, This Side of Paradise he gets Zelda’s personality spot on through the character Rosalind. She said in the book, “You know I 'm old in some ways-in others-well, I 'm just a little girl. I like sunshine and pretty things and cheerfulness-and I dread responsibility.” Zelda lived a carefree lifestyle, starting in early childhood. She said herself
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