Romanticism In The Great Gatsby

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Out of the five authors the class was given; I chose to research Fitzgerald. The significance of the author can vary from the time period the person researches him from. If one were to look at the beginning of his writings they could say it was reflected of his mood whereas when the the Great Depression hit - one could say his writing was reflected on his mental state. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents were Edward Fitzgerald and Mollie McQuillan Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had one sister who was named Louise Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald attended two prep schools; one in Minnesota & the other in New Jersey. With Fitzgerald unlikely to graduate he dropped his school and joined the military. Around this time was World War I, and he thought he would have died; so his “death note” was a novel he wrote which was titled as “The Romantic Egoist.” Later in Fitzgerald’s life he was married to Zelda Sayre on April 3, 1920, in New York City. Zelda was known to inspire Fitzgerald with his writings by having characters based around her (This Side …show more content…

The books that were written before the Great Depression were “The Beautiful and Damned” & “The Great Gatsby.” In the novel “The Beautiful and Damned” the theme was to be known as the power within the individual. Just from a little bit of research the book is to be known as a privileged little boy who waits for his grandfather to pass so he can inherit his grandfather’s money. But, where this theme takes place is in a different character whose name was Gloria. Likewise, the themes in “The Great Gatsby” were where one was in their Class. The main characters go from working class to newly rich & old money. What I can gather is that this would be before the Great Depression because it’s more about hope & getting farther in life, rather just being stuck; like the Great

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