F Scott Fitzgerald's Accomplishments

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Known as one of the greatest and most well-known novelists in American history, F. Scott Fitzgerald has given literature so much more than entertaining works of fiction. He has provided readers with a new style of literature and new ways to write stories that have inspired writers everywhere to continue writing and following their passions from a young age. Fitzgerald wrote many short stories when he was a boy and even kept a diary, all of which assisted his future career (Meyers 12). Throughout his adulthood, his stories and novels began to get published and attract readers, the first of which turned him into a success almost overnight (UnknownB 2). His most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, is still taught in schools today. This novel…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald had many extravagant luxuries and disappointing downfalls. He decided to attend Princeton University to further his new career as a novelist (UnknownB 2). Writing scripts for Princeton’s Triangle Club musicals, articles for the Princeton Tiger magazine, and stories for the Nassau Literary Magazine, he continued to practice writing during his free time (UnknownB 2). Fitzgerald began other extra-curricular activities such as football, but he started to neglect his studies at school (Meyers 21). The only class he had a small interest in was his English literature class (Meyers 23). This caused Fitzgerald to be put on academic probation in 1917 (UnknownB 2). Dropping out of college that same year, Fitzgerald decided to join the United States Army (UnknownB 2). Fitzgerald’s first novel, The Romantic Egotist, was written in the weeks leading up to his deployment into the army (UnknownB 2). He did not want to risk the chance of dying in the war without being acknowledged for his writing (UnknownB 2). Although his first novel was rejected, the publisher encouraged him to continue writing and submitting work (UnknownB 2). He fell in love with Zelda Sayre, who was eighteen at the time, outside of Montgomery, Alabama when he was in training for the upcoming war (UnknownB 2). Fitzgerald and Zelda held their wedding one week after his first novel, This Side of Paradise, was published in 1920 (UnknownB 2). They had Frances Scott Fitzgerald, their only child in 1921 (UnknownB 2). His marriage was damaged when Zelda cheated on him, but the couple managed to continue the marriage until both of their deaths (UnknownC 2). Fitzgerald progressed into alcoholism and writer’s block after The Great Gatsby was published in 1925 (UnknownB 3). He had to postpone work on his novels to pay for Zelda’s psychiatric treatment during the “crack-up” period of his writing, where he was intoxicated and
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