Fitzgerald's Influence On The Great Gatsby

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The Great Fitz F. Scott Fitzgerald is praised for giving the emerging generation a voice that no one else could capture. He wrote mainly off of personal experiences which gave him a special angel that showed the struggles of the new society of the 20’s. His works perfectly show how he gave a little twist to his own experiences and gave a very personal view on the new society. His works “A Winters Dream”, “The Rich Boy”, and “A Diamond as Big as The Ritz” perfectly exemplify how he differed from other writers in this time period and why he has stayed relevant and growing in popularity in the last 100 years. In Fitzgerald’s writings were highly influenced by personal experience to create his version of the “American voice” in the 1920’s. His love life was a main source of writing, his wife, Zelda, was toxic: she was a heavy drinker along with manipulative. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s love life showed how the part of the new society was impulsive and manipulative and how the other half of the papulation started out as naïve to what was really going on. Also,…show more content…
His popularity fluctuated but most of his most popular works were not like in the 20’s but went through a renascence and rose to an American Icon 50 Years past his time. A great example would be with his most famous novel: “The Great Gatsby”. This book is one of the most assigned books in American high schools and is one of the most read books from the 1920’s and “Fitzgerald knew that Gatsby was good, but reviews were lukewarm and sales were extremely disappointing”(Fitzgerald 3) this is proof that he is much more popular today than in the 1920’s. he had other works that came out throughout his life that were not regarded as even in his top 10 books but as time went to he had a renascence and they skyrocketed. His book “tender is the night” was not received well by critics when it came out but after his death it was re categorized as an “American
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