the analysis in the form of comparisons between the main characters, and the author himself are drawn in this chapter. Comparisons being made, various similarities between the lives of the main characters of “The Great Gatsby” and F. Scott Fitzgerald can be observed. Brief information about the 1920s as the period of time in which the novel was written as well as written about is presented to give a general impression about the life in America during the “Jazz Age”. 1.1. “THE GREAT GATSBY” AND
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, his characters, parallel his life at many points following the old advice of “write what you know,” to a T. Yet, most of the characters are not a constant, as they represent some aspects and perspectives on him, to bring a more realistic feel to the novel and create something that he felt was his own, hence “all my characters are Scott Fitzgerald.” The Great Gatsby’s plot centers largely around Jay Gatsby’s life and romantic pursuits of Daisy Buchanan.
Justin Seo Mr. Gray American Literature 31 May 2015 The American Dream Analysis Francis Scott Fitzgerald, well known as the author of The Great Gatsby born in St Paul, Minnesota in 1896. His family was really poor. However, with the financial support from his mother’s side, he was able to continue study. In 1917, Fitzgerald participated in WWI. There, he met Zelda Sayre, who did not like him at first because he was poor. The Side of Paradise is the first novel he wrote when he came back from the
2.2.2. Hostility in The Great Gatsby That the novel shows certain hostility towards women is seen also in other female characters of the novel, namely Jordan Baker and Myrtle Willson. According to Parkinson, every time when the women of The Great Gatsby make an effort to move outside the social conventions of their class and all three suffer for it (92): Myrtle Wilson is ripped open and destroyed; Jordan Baker seems to have lost not only her integrity but also her femininity and Daisy is tempted
minds of writers as Americans lost their innocence due to both World Wars and The Great Depression. While emphasizing on “bold experimentation in style” (Handout) Modernism literature broke from traditional writing and developed an interest in the inner workings of the human mind. Likewise, inspired by the unfamiliar shift they were experiencing, the authors of this period known as the “Lost Generation” produced works of literature like Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, John Steinbeck’s
AGF130008 Dr. Nicholas O. Pagan ACGB 6311 American Literature Paper #2 30th December 2014 Uncovering the Mask: A Jungian Analysis of Anson Hunter from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Rich Boy”. F. Scott Fitzgerald remains to this day, one of the greatest contributors to the vast realm of American Literature. “The Rich Boy”, published in 1926, bares similarities to The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald brings attention to the extravagant lives of the wealthy, the privilege they claim and the false sense of superiority
grotesques and resulting in tragedy. Under the context of the story and the time 1900s, this paper manages to analyze the effect and cause of the distorting American dream in the story from a historical view. The first chapter presents a historical analysis on the variation of the American dream as it changes from the original one to a new one. By viewing the revolution