Zelda Fitzgerald Essays

  • Theme Of The Gildedness In The Great Gatsby

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    twenties, initially these amazing descriptors come to mind and revolve around it. However, that was sadly all just a cover, solely acting as the mask that had managed to hide all the ugliness dwelling under the surface of this gilded era. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, manages to incorporate this theme of being gilded into the text, through integrating it within the overall character development of the individuals in this novel. The element of gildedness plays a major role throughout

  • Great Men Are Not Born Great

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    “Great men are not born great, they grow great (Puzo)”. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the protagonist Jay Gatsby comes from a poor background and strives into a wealthy individual because of his hard work and determination. In the Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway, the narrator, reflects on how Gatsby hails from a lower-class family in North Dakota surviving with nearly nothing. Eventually after returning from World War I, he moves to West Egg New York to attempt to win the love of his life

  • Critique Of The Movie 'Awakenings'

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    Kent Alphard Abrod Ms.Peggy Anne Elmira Lunar Movie Critique of “Awakenings” Awakenings is the most emotionally moving film I have ever seen. It delves deeply into one of the worst human fears, losing the ability to move and function, but it's never forced or manipulative, and there's no heavy-handed message or moral. The cunning director who made the film was Penny Marshall. It was made in the date December 22

  • The Great Gatsby Social Mobility Analysis

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    amount of social mobility when men have spoken of America as the land of “opportunity”, they have meant that social mobility was easy for people of talent and that many Americans had been able to show themselves of this character. Francis Scott Fitzgerald through The Great Gatsby situates himself among the distinguished group of major American writers of 20th century, including people like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway, whose works have echoed the illusions and

  • Bath's Tale Romance

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    In my opinion the Wife of Bath’s Tale, which was written by Geoffrey Chaucer, is a story with Chivalric Romance in it since it has most of the elements that a Chivalric Romance have. The Wife of Bath’s Story has two wise and just rulers, namely King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. King Arthur had accepted the pleas of the ladies and his wife, Queen Guinevere in the court to spare his life but had to answer a question. This shows the fairness and the sense of justice in the King and Queen. The second

  • External Beauty In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    From Within During the Victorian Era, society set ideals for women that were vastly contemplated and thus, highly definitive. External beauty contributed to the character and personality traits by which females were regarded. Unquestionably, it was individuals’ desire for acceptance that brought these aspects to such significance. Furthermore, the standards set on females were severe and determining to their future. The motif of beauty in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre emphasizes the attributes

  • Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers Movie Analysis

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    In Kathleen Karlyn’s third chapter of Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers, she states how Girl World is ambivalent. Not only is Girl World unruly because the films place female desire as a focal point in the film, thereby validating the existence of female desire, while also being manufactured by the ideologies of patriarchal and postfeminist cultures with female power stopping at basic normative femininity. The film The Devil Wears Prada (2006) finds itself in agreement with both of these ideas. On

  • Past Events In The Great Gatsby

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    of the present or future. Many novels show certain behaviors or actions of characters that are directly related to things that have happened in the past. This literary technique is evident in the novel The Great Gatsby, a book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In this story, the lavish life in the 1920s is personified by a diverse group of people living in New York. The main focus of the story is a mysteriously wealthy man named Jay Gatsby. Throughout the novel, Gatsby’s actions leave the reader puzzled

  • Objectification In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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    In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrays love, obsession, and objectification through the characters Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Some might say their love was true and Gatsby’s feelings for her was pure affection, while others say that he objectifies and is obsessed with her. Perhaps Gatsby confuses lust and obsession with love, and throughout the novel, he is determined to win his old love back. At the end of the novel, Gatsby is met with an untimely death and never got

  • The Importance Of Happiness In The Great Gatsby

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    based on who they are, their values and background. Nevertheless, happiness is something that gives satisfaction and completion to someone’s life, something that factors such as money cannot give, no matter what we think. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald criticizes the constraints thrusted upon women as dictated by the society stereotypes in the 1920s, and shows how internalizing and adhering to societal values, imprisons the individual and strips them of the qualities that allows them to attain

  • Theme Of Seduction In The Iliad

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    In Book XIV of Homer’s Iliad we can witness one interesting scene of seduction. The main protagonists are Hera and Zeus. It is well described how Gods sometimes tend to behave and think in deceived ways just like humans. But we also see that they are not humanlike in everything because there is a presence of some unrealistic elements on this passage. The Iliad is all about war and battlefields so it was kind of relieving to put scene with different theme. Homer did great choice by writing

  • Examining 'Scott Fitzgerald' In A Moveable Feast

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    Take-Home Exam: Examining “Scott Fitzgerald” in A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition In the chapter, “Scott Fitzgerald,” Hemingway portrays how a good writer can be destroyed by alcoholism and a jealous wife. Immediately in the epigraph, Hemingway establishes that Scott is a natural writer, “[h]is talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on the butterfly’s wings” (Hemingway 126). However, his wings are described as “damaged” and Hemingway explains that he met him at a great

  • Social Boundaries In The Great Gatsby

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    wife Zelda who is the original Flapper and a symbol of freedom. F Scott Fitzgerald’s character Judy Jones in “Winter Dreams” was described as “She was not a girl who could be “won” in the kinetic sense – she was proof against cleverness, she was proof against charge, if any of these assailed her too strongly she would immediate resolve the affair to a physical basis and under the magic of her physical spender the strong as well as the brilliant played her game and not their own”(Fitzgerald

  • Jed Cunningham Short Story

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    Jed Cunningham was the type, that was unlikely to bother posting his name on the Friends United website. Jed was the type of guy, who hated to look back. His motto was that you lived for the day. “He was seizing the day long before the film Dead Poets Society was made, and the last thing he would ever be interested in doing was attending a school reunion, because even he had been at school he had never seemed a part of it”. He was accused of disrespect for the teacher’s authority back in the days

  • Bunny Man Research Paper

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    Thoughts surrounding the Bunny Man are interesting and controversial. Conventional wisdom dictates that after the removal of the residents in Clifton, Virginia’s prison asylum; some died and others had escaped after a crash during the transport to the new facility. All were captured except for one, however, there is evidence to support that, Douglas A Grifton, a man locked for murdering his own family on Easter Sunday. There soon came reports of half eaten rabbits. Not only did the police find the

  • Saving Face Character Analysis

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    It is never too late to fall in love for the first time in your life. Saving Face is a 2004 movie directed by, Alice Wu, is about an American theatrical release featuring an Asian American lesbian couple. One character that stands out in the story is, Vivian Shing, (Lynn Chen).This character known as Vivian Shing can be described as: careerist, romantic, sex-maniac. Vivian Shing, can be described as a careerist for two reasons. One example of, Vivian Shing, being characterized as a careerist

  • The Damsel In Distress Analysis

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    David Slovikosky IRLS 150b1 Professor: Lenhart Section: 001 Damsel in Distress Analysis The Damsel in Distress series by Anita Sarkeesian explores a worrying trope found everywhere in many old and new video games. Traditionally, a damsel in distress is the male hero's wife or love interest who is helpless and is in need of mercy killing or rescuing. Women are portrayed as "disposable objects or symbolic pawns" (Sarkeesian) in these kinds of games. Sarkeesian states that this theme "normalizes extremely

  • Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And Daisy's Life

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    life. "He spoke as if Daisy's reaction was the only thing that mattered" (Fitzgerald 143). Jay Gatsby spoke these words to Daisy in F. Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's real life, he was married to a woman named Zelda. Fitzgerald described Zelda by saying this, "I love her, and that's the beginning and the end of everything" (By F. Scott Fitzgerald). Throughout The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes using the fictional characters, Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, but

  • Compare And Contrast Daisy And Zelda In The Great Gatsby

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    all of Jay Gatsby’s extravagant parties and wealth disputes, Fitzgerald attempted to tell the struggles of his personal life through his work. The Great Gatsby portrayed many aspects of Fitzgerald’s life, the biggest portrayal is Daisy as a representation of his actual wife, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. In the novel Daisy lives a very materialistic and luxurious lifestyle, is a very flimsy lover, and quotes Zelda’s actual words. Both Zelda and Daisy lived very materialistic and luxurious lives. Daisy

  • Wilson In The Great Gatsby

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    Scott Fitzgerald had a historically rocky relationship with his wife, Zelda, including affairs, scandals, and abuse. Fitzgerald draws from his marital experience to create characters that themselves face similar issues. Wilson, the car mechanic, deals with a cheating wife, much like Fitzgerald struggles to deal with Zelda’s affairs. Tom, an inheritor of great wealth, in addition to a having cheating wife as well, faces extra marital temptations, similar to Fitzgerald own affairs. Fitzgerald reminisces