Theme Of Crazy Sunday In The Great Gatsby

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No matter how hard you hope, dream and work for something, fate decides and chooses your paths for you. Between the complicated relationship in “Crazy Sunday” Joel, Stella and Miles all experience insecurities and jealousy that make and break their relationships. Fitzgerald commonly uses the theme of the poor lonely boy falling hopelessly in love with a member of the upper class. He also incorporates corruption and the American dream commonly in his works. His most known work is The Great Gatsby. In most of his stories like “Crazy Sunday” the main character runs into a problem with the love of his life. F. Scott Fitzgerald in “Crazy Sunday” demonstrates appearances vs. reality by explaining not everything ends up the way you hoped it would because of jealousy and insecurities. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays Joel as an enthusiastic and optimistic screenwriter that finds love with a married woman. Joel is a twenty-eight-year-old screenwriter who arrived in Hollywood six months ago. Not yet jaded by the completive industry he has…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald created about the insecurities and jealousy of the difficulty people have separating them, and of the confusion of identity that results. The story’s characters work in a profession that creates and markets illusions, the problem of personal identity is heightened and the thin line between acting and being is blurred. On Sundays, when they are not making films, they are thrown into the challenge of coping with the world of actuality. Because it is psychologically frustrating for them to contend with real problems of fidelity, jealousy, illness, and death, they tend to extend their work week and to find faith in the profession itself, to live in the office of creation. Their weekend lives are staged at parties in theater-like mansions. However, they are vulnerable: Miles is marked for death, Joel has a problem with alcohol, and Stella verges on hysteria with her
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