Does Fitzgerald Present Daisy's Life In The Great Gatsby

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“I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library." (Fitzgerald 42). In The Great Gatsby there are many parallels between the life of the main character Jay Gatsby and the life of the author F. Scott Fitzgerald that suggest events from the author's life being drafted into the novel. The idea for Daisy's character, Gatsby's rise into wealth and vasts amount of drinking throughout the novel were influenced by Fitzgerald's life. Fitzgerald was stationed at camp taylor during world war 1 where he met the love of his life and future wife zelda Sayre. In the novel, Gatsby met daisy while while also being stationed at camp Taylor during the Great war. Daisy's character in the novel has many differences from…show more content…
I’d never understood before. It was full of money—that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it. . . . High in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl. . .(Fitzgerald 120). The quote above refers to the fact that daisy is all about the money and will always lead herself in direction that most benefits her. Drinking is a key element in both the plot of the Great Gatsby as well as in the writing process of the novel itself. Throughout the book there are countless references to drinking, partying, or scenes put together by the theme of drinking. During one of gatsby's parties Jordan says “I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy” (Fitzgerald 49). This is one of many references to parties made in the novel that help to symbolize Fitzgerald's heavy drinking habits. During the time period while fitzgerald was writing he got known well for being an extremely heavy alcoholic, but he never wrote while intoxicated. He would always be completely sober while he was actively writing. But nonetheless the drinking and partying throughout the novel is a symbol for Fitzgerald's heavy drinking

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