Comparing The Great Gatsby And F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Art is often a reflection of an artists’s own person. Even more than that are just small representations of the artists and creators. These may be a name, or quirk, or just visuals, but they inhabit all of the arts. The Great Gatsby, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s other works are very personal. Many of them have characters reflecting himself, and scenarios that are similar to ones he experienced. Jay Gatsby, the titular character of The Great Gatsby, shares many characteristics and experiences with Fitzgerald. Because Fitzgerald wrote contemporary fiction, many similarities were a given. Both experienced WWI, prohibition and its excess, and the Jazz Age, albeit in different ways. Fitzgerald never went to the war, only being stationed at Montgomery

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