Intelligence In The Great Gatsby

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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.-F.Scott Fitzgerald.
A man of partying they called him, and they were right. Fitzgerald is very well known today by his work, including: The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Dammed, This Side of Paradise, Winter Dreams, Tender is the night, etc. After he wrote and published "This side of Paradise" a novel about love, greed and the view of social status, he became somewhat of a celebrity and was seen as one of the country 's most promising young writers. He embraced his celebrity status and got into an extravagant lifestyle that earned him a reputation as a playboy. He 's consider a great writer today, but in his times after the fame got to his head, that wasn 't exactly the case. His eccentric life style of going from party to party gave him the fame of being a "Not so serious writer".

That accompanied by the fact that during those time periods his stories
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His second novel, The Beautiful and Damned, was published two years later, and tells the story of a young man and his beautiful wife, who gradually deteriorate into careworn middle age while they wait for the young man to inherit a large fortune. It 's personally a hilarious fact that this has so much irony, just what happened in his book, happened to him and his wife. Zelda suffered from mental diseases and was diagnosed with schizophrenia and when one of Fitzgerald 's stories "Tender is the Night" became a failure, he was destroyed by this fact and started drinking, ending up as an alcoholic. On 1940 the 24th of December, Fitzgerald died of a heart attack, leaving his wife and daughter, and he believing he was nothing more than a
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