No matter who and where people are, they face hardships and struggle for getting better in this or that situation. Writers try to cope with their scuffles by writing. Writing is one way of pain relief and also connection with those who keep up with them and their work. One of such writers was F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote the collection of essays; the Crack-up that mainly gives the impression of being a monologue starving to be a dialogue. The author used the technique of simply addressing his ideas to the readers by breaking the formality. The masterpiece was Fitzgerald’s way of not only escaping the darkness that he felt surrounded by but also being helpful for those reading his essays. The crack-up contains Fitzgerald’s personal breakdowns that were the key to connection with the audience. He struggled to keep balance which lead him to making a masterpiece for his faithful readers and not only. The Crack- up was Fitzgerald’s way of sharing his philosophical ideas about life. “Of course all life is a process of breaking down, but the blows that do the dramatic side of the work the big sudden blows …show more content…
He opened his world of scuffles to the audience. It was his way of getting out of the depression yet his masterpiece also was an entertaining and deep source for others to read and try to overcome their own difficulties. Both authors who referred to his work not only analyzed it but also opened a new door towards understanding his perspective. Fitzgerald gave an insight look to his ideas about life, depression, melancholy and success. His success mainly depended on his intelligence and uprightness. The Crack-up not only is a great literary work but also a help for those struggling with the same as the author did; the depression. The symbolic nature of the essays was what made it look and sound very neat, the realistic approach is what gave it a power of understanding your own
They would say that Fitzgerald wrote a novel for the purpose of being consumed mindlessly, not to invoke conversation and thought. Some media content is just made for entertainment. Regardless, Fitzgerald wrote this during the 20s including many potent themes from this time. He was observing post war skepticism, the influx of the entrepreneurial spirit, and the manner in which social classes interacted with each other. Social classes developed tension due to change.
Fitzgerald 's focus on this passage this passage relates to how he presents the rest of the novel shows his cynic approach toward the American Dream. This cynicism is highlighted throughout Gatsby, the first time being when Tom crushes his American Dream, and the last when Gatsby dies. The American Dream is viewed as more of this unattainable concept rather than a completely achievable possibility. After this point in the novel, the concept of lost hopes and desires remains present. Without this passage, Nick would not have a moment of realization where he sees the American Dream as unattainable, which influences his decision to want to go back home and leave New York and the possibilities he could potentially have.
It brings in the idea of immorality and how people deceive themselves to believe what they are doing is appropriate. In Jay Gatsby’s case, his love for Daisy made him feel that doing illegal jobs, such as bootlegging were justifiable, all that mattered was Daisy. Fitzgerald was trying to display how the American Dream was not as perfect as it seems. People tricked others into thinking that they had achieved this dream, that was unattainable. Fitzgerald is showing us how deceptive the American Dream is, and how people will do all this bad to achieve something that they cannot even get.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, the icon of beautiful lyricism, uses many intriguing patterns within his novel, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald, in his writing of the 1920s, introduces the reader to the world after the Great War; a world of overindulged wealth, unrealistic dreams, and undeniable poverty. Where there is wealth it is not used in an honorable way; where dreams may form, they are impossible to accomplish due to their exorbitant standards; and where dust accumulates, there poverty gathers as well. Throughout his novel, Fitzgerald uses the pattern of dust and ashes to display his essential themes of immorality, poverty, and death.
Fitzgerald symbolizes disillusionment through Gatsby’s material world suddenly feeling unfamiliar and revealing his vulnerability beneath the mask. Without Daisy and the persona he had created, he could no longer rely on his idealized perception of the world and was left feeling insecure and without hope. Disillusionment and the destruction of idealization causes an ultimate degradation of the sense of self and the
This shows what kind of people they are because they do not show that they are affected by what they caused upon people. Fitzgerald is trying to make us see through Gatsby and Myrtle that they thought they were getting so close to the American Dream but death
Much like the Buchanans, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life was influenced greatly by the pursuit of pleasure. He experienced his own failure of the American dream after years of alcoholism and smoking. His unhealthy habits affected his work and his mental health. “His [Fitzgerald] own alcoholism enslaved Fitzgerald.” (Doreski pg 2).
He considers money is capable of corrupting even the most innocent of people, who were living in peace and tranquility. Fitzgerald paints a picture of the greed that infects our world to this day. He addresses the problem with the rich which is still a relevant problem today. Fitzgerald represents the social elite as
Through expert use of symbolism and metaphors Fitzgerald displays these characters immorality and the hollow, selfishness of their ambitions and their blatant lack of spirituality. However, the descriptions of Gatsby’s “extraordinary gift for hope” and Mr Gatz’ love for his son redeems the world from the
Fitzgerald brings attention to the extravagant lives of the wealthy, the privilege they claim and the false sense of superiority they project. We are moved to assess the true nature of these characters. We acknowledge the duality of their characters; the part of themselves that are revealed to those around them and their true nature. The attempt