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    Who, truly, was F. Scott Fitzgerald? Although some scholars persist that he was a sinful, evil drunkard who did not deserve his fame and others argue that he was a great American writer, but what anyone can see is that his life is talked about time and time again. One person discussing Fitzgerald is Scott Donaldson, who, in his writing of “A Few Words about F. Scott Fitzgerald”, used the methods of real life situations and evidence, Fitzgerald’s works and intelligent language to effectively convince

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    the 1940s. F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most prominent representatives of this literature and entered Modernism in the United States above all as the first exponent of his ideas. In the works of Fitzgerald the topic “Lost generation” is in disastrous pursuit of wealth that swept the young post-war America. The fact that Fitzgerald wrote about rich people and their lives is almost always present critical and sober look. Like a true artist, he was always very honest

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    and technology. It has been defined by many artist’s writing and the impact they had on society. F. Scott Fitzgerald is often seen as the author of the Jazz Age, with innovative works on society. As a child, Fitzgerald was not naturally popular, but he had an amazing talent to write. So he used his talent to write plays and win the hearts and minds of his classmates. As he moved onto college, Fitzgerald continued to write plays and use his work to influence people. This is when he found alcohol and

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in September 24, 1896, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. He was an American short-story writer and novelist mot famous for his novel "The Great Gatsby" a novel based in his life. He actually had a pretty normal life, he had a middle-class life. Her mother Mollie McQuillan was the one who supported more the family because she had her own furniture business and besides, she had inherited money. While Mollie had money, his husband in the other hand was totally different. Edward

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    Nick watches as Gatsby stretches out his arm toward the green light across the bay, as if he is reaching for something that is just out of his grasp. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the title character Jay Gatsby possesses certain qualities that many others do not. These qualities do live up to -but inevitably lead to his death. In the story, Daisy and Tom Buchanan, as well as their friend, Jordan Baker, are all restless, and want to do something, but never do they act for a purpose

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    of a better life to be obtained are presented, a world where religion and spirituality takes a back seat, emerges. In F. Scott Fitzgerald 's enduring American classic, The Great Gatsby, capitalism has baptized itself, reappearing with the new name of religion to entrance the defenseless poverty-stricken. With all the allure of the 1920s, corruption proved conspicuous. Fitzgerald hints immediately to the East having abandoned traditionally American values in the pursual of dreams through narrator

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    How far would you go to reconcile abhorrent actions in your past to create a better future for yourself? In “Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the protagonist, Charlie Wales, has to win back the trust of his former sister and brother-in-law to regain custody of his daughter. A man of once great wealth and circumstance, married to the love of his life and the father of a young daughter, Charlie was on top of the world. Following a stock market crash, presumably during the fallout from Black

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    The Great Gatsby, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s other works are very personal. Many of them have characters reflecting himself, and scenarios that are similar to ones he experienced. Jay Gatsby, the titular character of The Great Gatsby, shares many characteristics and experiences with Fitzgerald. Because Fitzgerald wrote contemporary fiction, many similarities were a given. Both experienced WWI, prohibition and its excess, and the Jazz Age, albeit in different ways. Fitzgerald never went to the war

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    Imagine a life where everything you ever wanted was yours. F. Scott Fitzgerald a man who was born in St. Paul, Minnesota (F. Scott Fitzgerald) didn’t really have everything especially since he lived Minnesota a place that is very similar too North Dakota. The Great Gatsby was one of Fitzgerald’s biggest books that made him famous. The story is narrated by Nick Carraway who served in World War I and is now trying to learn about the bond business. He moves to west egg a very rich area in Long Island

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    The Dark Side of Hollywood “Crazy Sunday” by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published in 1932. Fitzgerald is most known for his novels, in particular his novel The Great Gatsby. He is most known for his use of a lot of symbolism, his incorporation of events of his own life, and his common themes such as a poor boy falls in love with a rich girl and the American Dream. The autobiographical part of “Crazy Sunday” is how he moved to Hollywood, did some screenwriting, and once went to a big Hollywood party

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    operate personal behalf men want from them. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald men with money have tons of power. Money gives power for men to form women to feel pleasant. Women believe that for them to be pleasant, they should have men who have money. Tom was able to hang around with Myrtle because he has money even though she had a husband who she thought was a "gentleman" according to her words (Fitzgerald 34). She 's light hearted to be with Tom due to the amount of

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    talk about important things. F. Scott Fitzgerald shows this through Jay Gatsby, an important character in The Great Gatsby. Through his use of symbolism, dialogue, and diction, Fitzgerald evokes the idea that when you are getting closer to someone in which you love, your behavior starts to alter. To begin, Fitzgerald’s use of symbolizing the rain in this passage and other parts of the text instigates a change in the behavior of Gatsby when Daisy, the one

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    Many people worked towards this, trying so hard to become old wealth, but no matter how hard they tried, they could never become that. They were classified as “New Wealth” and oftentimes people of old wealth looked down upon those individuals. F. Scott Fitzgerald often wrote many stories about this pursuit of wealth since he was also a person who aspired to be like that, but unlike many others, he was also able to see the truth beneath what it meant to be wealthy.

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    The Symbolism of Colors in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a novel full with colors. The colors throughout the book are used to symbolize different situations. The use of colors in this novel helps the reader visualize the situation more. Colors help express the character’s feelings more or even helps foreshadow events that may happen in the novel. Throughout the novel Fitzgerald uses the color green to symbolize wealth/money or hope. In the beginning of the novel

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    During the time of WWI and the Great Depression there were many artists who fled the United States to Europe and continue their works. This became what was known as the Lost Generation. Amongst them were two talented writers Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Although both lived in the same Literary period, their mark on modern history was done differently. To even begin to understand what it was like, one must look at the background, and style of writing to see the similarities and differences

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    A prevalent theme in chapters 4-6 of “The Great Gatsby”, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is one of “History and New Mysteries”. This passage begins on a sunday afternoon at one of Jay Gatsby’s frequent parties. Gatsby comes to Nick and invites him out to lunch, which Nick accepts. On the way, Gatsby tells Nick a potentially false story of his life, one of inheritance followed by travels, which were themselves followed by war. Nick is doubtful of his story, but doesn’t dismiss it completely. Later that afternoon

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    to work his way into wealth, but he did not feel complete; his vision was not yet accomplished. Gatsby, a determined man, needed to have his past lover by his side in order to fulfill the "American dream". In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the main protagonist has set his own path to the American dream, and will stop at nothing to succeed it.  As a young child, Jay Gatsby, or his birth name, James Gatz, was born into a poverty-stricken environment and had little to look forward

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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

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    “The dream was gone. Something had been taken from him.” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a story titled, Winter Dreams, and in that story there is a main character: Dexter Green. A boy who pursued his dreams to be perfect for one girl. At the beginning, he is a fourteen-year-old boy whose father owns the second best grocery and works for pocket change as a caddy at a golf course. The effect of this cold season, winter has lapsed him into a “profound melancholy.” He encounters an eleven-year-old girl and

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    “F Scott Fitzgerald was truly a sheer genius whose works speak out the brilliance that he exuded as a writer, novelist and short-story teller.” This quote from TheFamousPeople.com is just one of the many quotes complimenting Fitzgerald and his numerous works. A handful of his most famous pieces of writing include The Great Gatsby, This Side Of Paradise, and Tender Is The Night. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a renowned American short-story writer and novelist most known for his portrayal of the Jazz Age

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