Hardship In The Great Gatsby

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An Author’s Hardship Gives us Relatable Stories Comparing an author to their works of literature can tell you an abundance of things about their personal life. Their stories may tell of things that aren't real and the characters may not exist in real life, but taking on a new perspective while reading these stories can show the reader that authors often write about scenarios parallel to happenings in their own life. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote many fictional tales, in The Great Gatsby there are a series of scandalous love affairs. F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife had a toxic marriage that included both of them being unfaithful to each other. Fitzgerald most likely felt aggravated by his marriage and found that writing was a way he could express …show more content…

He lost everything he held dear to him as a consequence for his stubbornness. The only thing Charlie had after the death of his wife was his wealth, although he is discontent with this because he realizes that his wife and daughter were much more important than material possessions and he did not see that until it was too late. Charlie confides in his friend Paul stating, “I lost everything (his family) I wanted in the boom”. (page 24) Charlie's financial losses are a symbol for the loss of his family, maturity, responsibility, and honor. He lost everything truly important to him awfully fast. The natural man loves to have possessions and money and sometimes they get obsessed with gaining more power while overlooking the most important things in life, like relationships with their family. This makes Babylon Revisited easy to relate to, as many people get caught up in the material world and become obvious to the people who genuinely care for them. In “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock” the narrator has confidence issues and feels as if he cannot talk to others, especially women. As life goes on he mopes about how as they mingle with one another he can't help but feel hopeless. He wants so badly to talk to “her” but constantly let's himself down because he is always too afraid to speak. Prufrock that he may be better off living the lonely, vast, quiet ocean than in a society of other people. He says, “Till human voices wake us, and we drown” the ocean symbolizes how Prufrock feels when trying to interact with people, he feels empty, dark, and overwhelmed. This is relatable because everyone feels disappointed in themselves when they don't live up to the expectations of themselves and

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