How Does F Scott Fitzgerald Relate To The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby Quarter Paper F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of if not the greatest American writer of the 20th century. There are many reasons why F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the novel The Great Gatsby. His works were very influential in American society at the time. The Great Gatsby was a great insight to what was going on in the 1920’s, it displayed the morality of the people. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896. His mother, Mary McQuillan, came from an Irish-Catholic family that had owned a wholesale grocers store and had much wealth. His father, Edward Fitzgerald owned a furniture store in St. Paul, after failing, he became a salesman for Procter and Gamble in Buffalo, New York after losing that job in 1908, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his family moved back to St. Paul and lived off his mother’s inheritance. F. Scott Fitzgerald 's childhood mostly took place in Buffalo New York. His parents both being catholic sent him to two different catholic schools. When he was 13 he…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald portrays himself, and the life around him in the book The Great Gatsby. He represents two of the main characters Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway. Jay Gatsby and F. Scott Fitzgerald similarities start with that they were both drafted into the first world war. There, they met women, Daisy and Zelda, who they would soon fall in love with. The drive for success is also very present in both Fitzgerald and Gatsby, from young ages both wanted to become very successful. F. Scott Fitzgerald was successful in accomplishing a marriage with Zelda, as Gatsby was unable to marry his love Daisy. Also his wife Zelda has many similarities to Daisy. Daisy who was married to Tom Buchanan in the book The Great Gatsby. Tom and Daisy 's marriages are very similar to F. scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda 's marriage. In both marriages, one spouse has an affair, which causes a lot of emptiness in the marriage. They both try to fill this void with lots of money and material
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