How Did F Scott Fitzgerald Affect American Culture

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The Impact of F. Scott Fitzgerald on American Culture
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This line, embedded by F. Scott Fitzgerald as the last line of the novel The Great Gatsby, concludes the novel and re-establish the theme of the tragedy. As an American novelist and short-story writer of the Roaring Twenties, Fitzgerald was both a chronicler and a critic of the time period. Fitzgerald’s works portray the realistic life and culture during the 1920s makes him remembered as, also on his epithet, “the spokesman of the Jazz Age.” Being one of the most pre-eminent American writers in the history, F. Scott Fitzgerald, without a doubt, has significant impact on American culture.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, a well known American novelist during the 1920s, was born in Minnesota on September 24th, 1896. He was named after Francis Scott Key, who wrote the poem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the American national anthem. “Scott Fitzgerald was the son of Edward Fitzgerald, who worked for Proctor and Gamble and brought his family to Buffalo and Syracuse, New York,” says in an article in “Student Resource in Context”, and Fitzgerald’s mother, also according to the same article, has a father that is “an Irish immigrant who came to America in 1843.” This form of family, “developed an inferiority complex in a family,” and “out of this divergence of classes in his family background arose what critics called F. Scott’s ‘double vision’.” (2003) This means
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