“F Scott Fitzgerald was truly a sheer genius whose works speak out the brilliance that he exuded as a writer, novelist and short-story teller.” This quote from TheFamousPeople.com is just one of the many quotes complimenting Fitzgerald and his numerous works. A handful of his most famous pieces of writing include The Great Gatsby, This Side Of Paradise, and Tender Is The Night. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a renowned American short-story writer and novelist most known for his portrayal of the Jazz Age of America around the 1920s. Though he and his wife suffered hardships in the spotlight - as many well known writers, actors, and singers do - his works did and continue to influence many young adults everywhere.
The Great Gatsby Quarter Paper F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of if not the greatest American writer of the 20th century. There are many reasons why F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the novel The Great Gatsby. His works were very influential in American society at the time. The Great Gatsby was a great insight to what was going on in the 1920’s, it displayed the morality of the people.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896. He attended a Catholic school in New Jersey and he was part of the college class of 1917, but he often neglected his own studies. He started off writing magazine articles, but soon left the magazine business to write popular fiction. He met Zelda Sayre and was planning to marry her, but she called the engagement off after realizing she didn’t want to live with him and his poor lifestyle, and Scott was later drafted into World War I.
In chapter 7 Gatsby meets Daisy’s daughter Pammy. Tom Buchanan finds out on his own about the affair going in between Daisy and Jay Gatsby. Tom insists on going to town to go drink. Nobody wants to go except for Tom. Tom takes Gatsby 's car with Jordan and Nick and Daisy and Gatsby take Tom 's. Daisy began to speak of how Gatsby is always so cool .
Similarly, in The Great Gatsby, Gatsby's parties are also described with extensive hyperbolism. In Chapter Three, Nick describes that "the orchestra had arrived, no thin five-piece affair, but a whole pitful of oboes and trombones and saxophones and viols and cornets and piccolos, and low and high drums" . The polysyndeton used here by Fitzgerald accentuates the reaction of a child and of awe. The depth of detail of the orchestra provides an insight into the wealth of Gatsby has, and how much he spends on his parties. Nick later goes onto describe that, "the rules of behaviour associated with an amusement park", which appears to be a criticism of the excessiveness of Gatsby's parties.
“Money cannot buy happiness”. This statement summarizes the passage, as Fitzgerald attacks materialistic Americans. Gatsby is the victim of materialism and cannot overcome his own isolation, even though he is extremely wealthy. Not only does Fitzgerald demonstrate that money and material goods cannot overcome Gatsby’s isolation, but he also denounces those who create this isolation because of their own materialistic desires and ideas. Overall, the audience sees that Gatsby is alone, even at death.
Additionally, in literature, there are the abrupt and unexpected endings. To illustrate, Ms. Dubose’s final words to Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird are, “And that’s all. Good day to you.” (Lee 121) After this meeting, Jem never saw her alive again, as she died soon after. Readers are drawn to endings such as these because they depict realistic endings and closures in life.
Coasting my rusty black Chevy Cavalier into my garage parking spot after school while playing my music on full is apparently frowned upon. My stiff gray colored neighbor Miss Thelma sits on her porch awaiting my exit from the blasting loud vehicle while probably prepping her words to shun me for my actions. She rises from her perch and moves to make contact with me as I hurriedly rush away with my schools stuff. Her words were peaceful about my fun music choices but as I predicted, “...next time, wont you turn it down? Your gonna lose your hearing by fifty.”
The Great Gatsby – a Great read Book review written by Irma Kahrimanovic The novel The Great Gatsby, published in 1925 by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald tells the story of the rich society in America during the 1920s. This book is a modernist novel that goes under the genre "social commentary". This brilliant novel follows several characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on Long Island, primarily the millionaire Jay Gatsby, his former lover Daisy Buchanan and their friends and family.