Similarities Between Fitzgerald's Life And The Great Gatsby

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26th February, 2017
Mrs. Stone
Adv Eng III
The Great Fitzgerald
In the timeless novel The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby struggles with money, women, and war. F. Scott Fitzgerald also faced similar challenges. The novel is often thought to be autobiographical, because it matches so closely to many events that happened in Fitzgerald’s life. Fitzgerald is thought to have created this novel in a mirror of his own life. It is often believed that when an artist creates, they create what they wish their lives would be.

A strong parallel between the story and Fitzgerald's life was love (Arett). Both Gatsby and Fitzgerald chase the women of their dreams (Arett). Their love stories are uncanny in their similarities (Arett).

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