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Decay in Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934, Tender is the Night is a story about human decadence and the degeneration of love and marriage due to excess. Fitzgerald wrote his symbolic novel during the 1920s, the “Jazz Age” before the great depression- the time period that clearly indicated how living excessively and recklessly has serious and destructive consequences. The novel exemplifies some of the values and vices that are still present in society today. Fitzgerald uses sensuous characterization, connotative symbolism, and vivid detail to emphasize that excess leads to downfall....   [tags: Tender is the Night]
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Distorted Perceptions in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night - Distorted Perceptions in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night   Any visitor to the French Riviera in the mid-1920s, the setting of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, would describe Dr. Richard Diver as a charming, respected, well-mannered physician. Dick is a noble man who has dedicated his life to the health and protection of his beloved wife without thought to himself. Furthermore, he gives wonderful parties and is a reliable source of help to any friend in need. In fact, "to be included in Dick Diver's world for a while was a remarkable experience" (Fitzgerald, Tender, 27)....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Dick as Tragic Hero in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays - Dick as Tragic Hero in Tender is the Night         Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night tells the story of an American psychiatrist Dick Diver and his wealthy, schizophrenic wife Nicole. We follow the deterioration of the seemingly wonderful, happy marriage of the stylish couple presented in the first book, to the finalizing divorce of the newly empowered and relatively stable Nicole and the somewhat broken, yet content Dick. Dick’s fall from grace is not entirely surprising considering the weaknesses of his character and the choices he makes throughout the novel....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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The Role of Alcohol in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays - The Role of Alcohol in Tender is the Night      All of the main characters in Tender is the Night are wealthy enough that they can lead a life of leisure. One of the main activities of this lifestyle is drinking. Drunkenness causes and is the result of many negative things that happen to the characters. This is evidenced the most by the actions of Abe North and Dick Diver. The first time we meet Dick Diver in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night he is "going from umbrella to umbrella carrying a bottle and little glasses in his hands"(Fitzgerald, 11)....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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The Descent of Dick Diver in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays - The Descent of Dick Diver in Tender is the Night   Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles Dick Diver's long descent (or "dying fall," [Letters 310]) to ruin at the hands of women. Diver, the novel's protagonist and antagonist, seeks to overthrow feminine power. Dick needs to control the women in his life. To him, women want to be dependent; they are weak, lost souls who need the guidance only a man can give. In turn, women are parasites who feed on him and ultimately destroy his genius....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Need for Control in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays - Need for Control in Tender is the Night   Dick Diver's love for his wife, Nicole, in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, is based purely on his need to assert control and act as care taker to her due to her illness. He assumes this role in order to feel validation for his own lack of achievement in his professional life. The only true success he can be credited is Nicole's 'cure,' achieved through his devotion and care; thus he continually tries to replicate this previous success in his relationships to other young girls....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays] 996 words
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Tender Is the Night Parallels Fitzgerald’s Life - Tender Is the Night Parallels Fitzgerald’s Life Away. Away. for I will fly to thee, Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards, But on the viewless wings of Poesy Though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee. Tender is the night… -From “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats Charles Scribner III in his introduction to the work remarks that “the title evokes the transient, bittersweet, and ultimately tragic nature of Fitzgerald’s ‘Romance’ (as he had originally subtitled the book)” (Fitzgerald ix)....   [tags: Tender Is the Night Essays]
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Dick Diver as Control Freak in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays - Dick Diver as Control Freak in Tender Is the Night     In Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, Dick Diver is assigned the role of doctor, but he does not play this role convincingly. In modern technical terms, Diver is a control freak, more dysfunctional than his star patient and wife, Nicole Diver. As Diver loses control of more and more situations and begins to assume Nicole's instabilities, his integrity lessens -- he becomes more of a drunkard and less of a psychiatrist.   Diver's profession as a psychiatrist is the first signal Fitzgerald gives the reader that Diver's character thrives on understanding and conquering the human mind....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Tender is the Night by Fancis Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the night is a novel written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald in 1934 and it was his last completed novel. The story is about human degeneration and the decay of love and marriage due to excesses of different kinds and mental disorders. The novel tells us about a young beautiful actress, Rosemary Hoyt, arriving at a Hotel on the French Riviera with her mother for a vacation. There, Rosemary meets Dick Diver, a handsome psychiatrist, and his pretty wife, Nicole Diver. This young couple leads an attractive way of life full of parties and interesting people....   [tags: Literature Analysis Fitzgerald] 1951 words
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Transference and Counter Transference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night - Already with thee. tender is the night, * * * * * * * * * But here there is no light, Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways. -John Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale" A silent but unsettling darkness pervades the novel, Tender is the Night, the story of Dick Diver, a promising young psychologist who falls from fame as he lives with his wife Nicole Warren, a wealthy and beautiful schizophrenic patient....   [tags: American Literature] 1909 words
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Similar Themes found in The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Different books, despite different storylines, may still address similar themes. What similarities of themes did you find in your paired texts, and how are they obvious in the character's behaviour. Throughout two of F Scott Fitzgerald's books, ‘The Great Gatsby' and ‘Tender is the Night', comparisons can be made between the themes that are dealt with in each book. These themes that are portrayed, include materialism, the corruption of dreams and idealism, which all come under the larger theme of searching for human fulfilment....   [tags: essays research papers] 1257 words
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Tender is the Night Book Response - Fitzgerald accommodates various central themes throughout his novel Tender is the Night. In the novel we witness one of the main characters, Dick, regress from being a man of great social stature who is portrayed as an exalted person whom we idolize as a reader, to a man who loses everything and has his life decimated by the end of the novel. This constructs one of the foremost themes of the novel, Dick’s transformation over the course of time. Additionally we see many people for the duration of the novel who have thoughts of affairs, actually carry out affairs, and those who just have abounding thoughts of affection for members of the opposite sex....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Fitzgerald] 1042 words
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Tender is the Night - Tender is the Night “Servant trouble…political worries…almost neurosis…drinking increased…arguments with Scottie…quarrel with Hemingway…quarrel with Bunny Wilson…quarrel with Gerald Murphy…breakdown of car…tight at Eddie Poe’s…sick again…first borrowing from mother…sick… ‘The Fire’…Zelda weakens and goes to Hopkins…one servant and eating out.” (Mayfield 207) A short excerpt from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Ledger provides a small sample of the many hurdles Fitzgerald struggled to overcome while slaving away nine years with Tender is the Night....   [tags: Fitzgerald Literature Essays]
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The Demise of Dick and Nicole in Tender is the Night - The Demise of Dick and Nicole in Tender is the Night       When referring to the demise of Dick in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, I think it is impossible that we not consider the demise of Dick and Nicole as a couple. They begin the book as a unit rather like a Chinese dragon with Dick at the head and Nicole following behind, both covered by the decorative cloak of the appearances they maintained. There are several transitions that they go through that upset the balance that allowed them to maintain a functioning marriage....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Dick Diver's Role as Father And Lover in Tender is the Night - Dick Diver's Role as Father And Lover in Tender is the Night       One of the most common situations faced by people in medicine is the attachment a doctor can develop with a patient. The doctor may be psychologically empowered by the weakness and dependency of a person under his care. This impulse may be emotionally and mentally misinterpreted in a dramatic and romantic direction and “the doctor may soon find himself in love with his patient”(Stern, 29), though such a situation would owe more to control than genuine affection....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Dr. Diver as Rosemary's Father-Figure in Tender is the Night - Dr. Diver as Rosemary's Father-Figure in Tender is the Night       Parents are the basic role models for their children. Both parents play an important role in raising their children, but it is the father whom is normally portrayed as the protector, advisor, and provider of the family. He is the person whom the children look up to when they are young and whom the daughters compare all men to when they become older. The father sets the standards for his children. If there is no father, children must look other places for this type of comfort and information....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Identity in Tender is the Night and Appointment in Samarra - According to the Merriam Webster, identity is the “sameness of essential or generic character in different instances” (Merriam Webster). An identity can be the qualities or beliefs that make a person different from another, but it is also the thing that connects them. A man’s identity stays with him “for the rest of his life” and is something that “[can] not change much” (O’Hara 202, 193). Identity is who one is born to, what one thinks, what one says, and what one does; John O’Hara and F. Scott Fitzgerald both utilize the theme of identity in describing the lives and actions of the central characters Julian English and Dick Diver in their novels, Appointment in Samarra and Tender is the Nig...   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Similarities Between Dick Diver and Abe North in Tender is the Night - Similarities Between Dick Diver and Abe North in Tender is the Night        Dick Diver and Abe North are characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, Tender is the Night. As presented in the beginning of the novel, Dick Diver and Abe North did not seem to have much in common.  As the character of Dick Diver developed, the reader found the characters to be parallel to each other. There were numerous unexpected similarities as the novel progressed. The presentation of Abe North's character “served as a preview to the fate of Dick Diver”(Stern, 117)....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Implications of Modernist Thought in Tender Is the Night - Implications of Modernist Thought in Tender Is the Night      The implications of modernist thought in F. Scott Fitzgeralds' Tender Is the Night, become apparent when conceptualizing crime and punishment. Besides the murder of the Negro in the Parisian hotel, the idea of crime is plastic; adultery, deceit, moral depravity barely have consequences. Actions committed with good intentions often end in despair, such as the marriage of Dick and Nicole Diver. Similarly, seduction and dissimulation are not often met with ensuing punishment....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald is the master of symbolism. Symbolism plays a vital part in two of his most famous novels, The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night. From the valley of ashes to “Daddy’s Girl”, Fitzgerald weaves symbols throughout his novels that help the plot to thicken and progress. They also allow readers to look at the novels in a more analytical point of view, which makes the novels more interesting to read. Fitzgerald’s symbols truly make his works a pleasure to read. Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel, first sees Gatsby standing outside of his mansion, “standing with his hands in his pockets regarding the silver pepper of the stars” (20)....   [tags: symbolism, ashes]
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Comparing the American Dream of The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night -    When the first settlers came to America many years ago, they found freedom and opportunity.  With hard work and determination an average man or woman could be prosperous.  This concept was not only revolutionary in theory, but has proven to be true for many successful individuals. This idea has come to be known as the American Dream. Its foundation was based on good ethics; however, with the passing of time it has become distorted.  The American Dream no longer stands for equal opportunity and hard work; it involves wealth, false happiness, materialistic possessions and high social status.  Individuals who have achieved the materialistic American Dream give the appearance of perfection. ...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Dick, Nicole and Tommy's Turnings in "Tender Is the Night" - In Tender Is The Night, Fitzgerald traces the lives of its three main characters: Dick and Nicole Diver, and Tommy Barban. Throughout the novel their tempers change, their lives turn to a different way and each one affects the other. At the beginning of the novel, book 1 presents us a perfect Diver family. Dick and Nicole Diver seem to be happy as if they were meant to each other: the perfect couple. We meet a pleasant and charming Dick Diver who knows how to handle every situation and take control over it in a very agreeable way....   [tags: American Literature] 1123 words
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Fitzgerald's Taps At Reveille - Fitzgerald’s “Taps At Reveille” During his lifetime, Scott Fitzgerald was known primarily as a short-story writer. In his twenty-year career, he published a hundred and sixty-four stories in various magazines, and forty-four were written in the last six years of his life. Published by Scribner’s in 1935, “Taps At Reveille”, a short-story collection, composed eighteen of those last efforts. Critics met it with mixed reviews: one called it “appealing”1 while another, “feeble and inadequate”1. But the 1930’s were particularly difficult years for the Fitzgeralds....   [tags: Fitzgerald Taps At Reveille Essays]
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Fitzgerald and Short Story Writing - Fitzgerald and Short Story Writing Although Fitzgerald today is usually considered a novelist, in his lifetime he was more well-known for his short stories. He was a prolific writer of short stories, and published around 160 of them (Bruccoli xiii). Many literary critics often separate “Fitzgerald the novel writer” from “Fitzgerald the short story writer”. In his own life, Fitzgerald felt somewhat of a disconnection between his ‘literary’ career as a novelist and his more professional career writing short stories....   [tags: Fitzgerald Writer Short Stories Essays]
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon - F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished final novel The Last Tycoon was begun in 1939 in Encino, California. He worked on the novel during his tenure in Hollywood and up until the day he suffered a fatal heart attack on Dec. 21, 1940. The novel was published in 1941, and included Fitzgerald’s notes concerning the unfinished text. Also, the initial volume was published with The Great Gatsby and a collection of short stories that included “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” “The Rich Boy,” “May Day,” “Absolution,” and “Crazy Sunday” (Adams)....   [tags: Fitzgerald Last Tycoon Essays]
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The American Dream Exemplified by F. Scott Fitzgerald - F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24,1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His father, Edward Fitzgerald, was a proud man from Maryland. Fitzgerald’s mother, Mary (Mollie) McQuillan, was the daughter of a humble, but wealthy Irish immigrant. Fitzgerald, being the only child to survive childhood, was spoiled and was the apple of his mother's eye. Following his father's dismissal from a job in upstate New York, the family relocated back to St Paul in 1908 and lived a comfortable life funded by Mollie Fitzgerald’s inheritance....   [tags: Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald]
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The American-European Culture Issues in Fitzgerald, Wharton, Faulkner and Hurston - The American-European Culture Issues in Fitzgerald, Wharton, Faulkner and Hurston In both F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night and Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, the relationship between American culture and European culture is explored. By focusing on rocky relationships and love triangles, both authors are able to study the allegories of American and European life, and their effect on young lovers and their families. Although Tender is the Night and The Age of Innocence take place largely on separate continents, the ideas of human desire, aging and privilege are prevalent in both works....   [tags: Fitzgerald Wharton Faulkner Hurston Essays] 1896 words
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The Tension between Truth and Illusion in "Tender is the Night" - Exploring the tension between truth and illusion is a frequent preoccupation of twentieth century American literature. Compare and contrast the treatment of this theme in `Tender is the Night' and at least one other relevant text you have encountered. `Tender is the Night' is a novel where the presentation of the main characters at the beginning of the novel is shown to be an illusion. An illusion which often masks the seedy truth and results in people having to present an extravagant front to disguise their inner problems....   [tags: American Literature] 638 words
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Zelda Fitzgerald and the French Aviator - Zelda Fitzgerald and the French Aviator In an attempt to improve their deteriorating marriage, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald made the decision in 1924 to relocate to Europe. Soon after their arrival in the French Riviera, Scott began working feverishly on what would be The Great Gatsby, leaving him little time for family bonding. Servants tended to their only daughter, Scottie, and Zelda, with few other responsibilities, spent her days sunbathing, swimming, and playing tennis. At least this was the case up until she became acquainted with a young French aviator....   [tags: Fitzgerald Biography Essays]
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Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Maxwell Perkins - Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Maxwell Perkins Although not a writer himself, Maxwell Evarts Perkins holds an auspicious place in the history of American literature. Perkins served as editor for such well-acclaimed authors as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, Ezra Pound, Ring Lardner, James Jones and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Through his advocacy of these modernist writers, he played an important role in the success of that movement. Perkins association with Thomas Wolfe is perhaps his most famous, but his relationships with Fitzgerald and Hemingway are equally note-worthy....   [tags: Hemingway Fitzgerald Perkins Writers Essays]
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The Literature of F. Scott Fitzgerald - F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of the most culminating novels of the twenties. He wrote numerous short stories and magnificent novels such as The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, The Last Tycoon, and This Side of Paradise. “In the Twenties, [Fitzgerald’s] heyday, he was kind of king of our American youth” (Berryman). Fitzgerald was an expert of the American culture that he lived in and understood it significantly. His most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, encompasses Jay Gatsby’s journey to capture the love of Daisy Buchanan through his prosperity....   [tags: American Literature ]
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Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald - F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American author novels and short stories. He was born on September 24, 1896 and died on December 21, 1940 due to his alcohol abuse. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born to the parents of Edward and Mary McQuillan. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American authors of the twentieth century. He finished four novels, but the fifth novel of his was published posthumously. Most of his work included incidents from his own life. He would write about what he saw throughout his life....   [tags: American author, short stories, novels]
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F. Scott Fitzgerald - N. Bhaskar Ms. Budacki American Literature 19 December 2013 Author Report on F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the greatest American authors. Many of Fitzgerald’s novels are considered classics and will forever be read. Fitzgerald is most known for his novels detailing the youth of America in the 1920s to the 1930s. Many of these books that Fitzgerald wrote are based of his life experiences. Fitzgerald is considered a literary genius and also lived a very interesting life. Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 and died on December 21, 1950 in Hollywood, California....   [tags: American literature, This Side of Paradise]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - There are many authors in the literary world that have impacted humans’ lives on a day-to-day basis through their phenomenal works. These authors have done their very best in providing a good sense of entertainment to the public for many years. Some authors are very well known worldwide due to their established literary merit and sources of literary criticism. However, there is a particular author that is considered to be a Classic American Author, he is F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is well known for his most admired novel, The Great Gatsby....   [tags: biography, american author]
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Dehumanization in Night, by Elie Wiesel - ... The Rabbi and his son constantly were together for three years in the camps, and endured the same harsh conditions. When Elie comes across the Rabbi looking for his son after the death march, he realizes “His son had seen him [the Rabbi] losing ground … [he] had thought by this separation to free himself of a burden that could diminish his own chance for survival” (p.91). The son, who had been with his father through everything, abandoned Rabbi Eliahu for the mere chance he could come off better later....   [tags: story and literary anlaysis]
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Appeal - ... Gatsby essentially has become an archetype for the jazz age, and is used by some as a way of historically looking back at this time period (Sickels). The novel was able to capture so many audiences and still can because of its historical accuracy, similarity to Fitzgerald’s life, and relatedness about the roaring twenties. In his earlier years Fitzgerald wrote The Side of Paradise which was a widely popular book. This book was said to mirror his life postwar and as a college student at Princeton....   [tags: jazz age, popularity, great gatsby] 676 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Living the American Dream - F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of America’s most famous authors whose works were greatly influenced by his life and his economic crises. Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was named after his second cousin three times removed on his fathers side: Francis Scott Key, the man who wrote the “Star- Spangled Banner”. (Bio.com) Mary “Mollie” McQuillan, Fitzgerald’s mother, was an Irish immigrant with a large inheritance. Then, his father was Edward Fitzgerald, who was a failed wicker, but later was a salesman for Procter and Gamble....   [tags: American Dream Essays]
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Horrors of WWI Reflected in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Writing - Certain authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, wanted to reflect the horrors that the world had experienced not a decade ago. In 1914, one of the most destructive and pointless wars in history plagued the world: World War I. This war destroyed a whole generation of young men, something one would refer to as the “Lost Generation”. Modernism was a time that allowed the barbarity of the war to simmer down and eventually, disappear altogether. One such author that thrived in this period was F. Scott Fitzgerald, a young poet and author who considered himself the best of his time....   [tags: literature, american, wealth]
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F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood - F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood "I saw the novel...was becoming subordinated to a mechanical...art...I had a hunch that the talkies would make even the best selling novelist as archaic as silent pictures." (Mizener 165) F. Scott Fitzgerald was keenly aware of the shift in the public's interest from novels to movies. This change made Hollywood stand alone for Fitzgerald as the sole means for expressing his talent and for gaining appropriate recognition, as well as the new way to make money. For F....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on September 24, 1896 (sc.edu, 1). It seemed as though he was destined for greatness, having been named after the author of "The Star-Spangled Banner", Francis Scott Key. Throughout his life, however, he suffered many hardships and hindrances to hamper his great writing ability, and it seemed as though that he would never be recognized for his contributions to the American style of writing. In order for inspiration and to learn the intricate nature of writing, Fitzgerald attended school at St....   [tags: English Literature] 2062 words
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The Dynamic Friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Fitzgerald - The Dynamic Friendship of Hemingway and Fitzgerald In 1930 F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway were both working on novels; Fitzgerald was writing Tender is the Night and Hemingway Death in the Afternoon. They were both living in vastly different places and dealing with different types of situations in their lives. Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott's wife, was hospitalized in Switzerland for the better part of 1930-31 after suffering a mental breakdown. Unfortunately for Scott this meant that he had to put aside his novel writing and write several short stories which would be sold to cover the cost of Zelda's medical treatment....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Francis Scott Fitzgerald - Francis Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of his time. He wrote about the troubling time period in which he lived known as the Jazz Age. During this era people were either rich or dreamt of great wealth. Fitzgerald fell into the trap of wanting to be wealthy, and suffered great personal anguish because of these driving forces. I have chosen to write a term paper on F.Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of this presentation is to show F....   [tags: essays research papers] 1339 words
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Many of these events from Fitzgerald's early life appear in his most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, published in 1925. Like Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway is a thoughtful young man from Minnesota, educated at an Ivy League school (in Nick's case, Yale), who moves to New York after the war. Also similar to Fitzgerald is Jay Gatsby, a sensitive young man who idolizes wealth and luxury and who falls in love with a beautiful young woman while stationed at a military camp in the South....   [tags: Papers] 11085 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald - F Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Although his last finished work was more than 60 years ago, today they are enjoyed with more enthusiasm and acclaim than they were when they were written. His works are cited as an influence for many other authors. Fitzgerald saw his writing as a reflection of his own life. His works are closely based on his experiences at Princeton, in World War 1 and his love life. Although he was not overly popular at the time of his death, today, he is regarded as one of the best authors of the modern era....   [tags: American Author, Biography]
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F. Scott Fitzgerald - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born September 24, 1896, in St. Paul Minnesota, to Edward and Mary McQuillan Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald’s mother was descended from Irish immigrants who had come to the United States during the years of famine in Ireland. His father came from Maryland and could trace his family back to the colonial period and to such famous ancestors as Francis Scott Key, who F. Scott was named after. Fitzgerald had one sister, Annabel, who was born in 1901. After moving around and living in Buffalo and Syracuse, New York, Fitzgerald’s family settled in St....   [tags: Biography] 310 words
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Comparison of the Presentation of the Characters Jay Gatsby and Dick Diver from The Great Gatsby - Comparison of the Presentation of the Characters Jay Gatsby and Dick Diver from The Great Gatsby      F. Scott Fitzgerald is known as a writer who chronicled his times. This work has been critically acclaimed for portraying the sentiments of the American people during the 1920s and 1930s. ‘The Great Gatsby’ was written in 1924, whilst the Fitzgeralds were staying on the French Riviera, and ‘Tender is the Night’ was written nearly ten years later, is set on, among other places, the Riviera. There are very interesting aspects of these works, such as the way Fitzgerald treats his so-called heroes, and to what extent we can call them heroic....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Essays] 5293 words
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Show Me a Hero and I’ll Write You a Tragedy: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... “’We wanted to warn you about getting burned the first day’, she continued cheerily, ‘because your skin is important, but there seems to be so darn much formality on this beach that we didn’t know whether you’d mind.’” (Tender is the Night 7). This quote is important in the book because it separates the Divers from the McKiscos. They are the two types of people on the beach, the Divers are tan and the McKiscos are white. This physical distinction is a symbol that Fitzgerald uses in both books to further his theme of separation....   [tags: american dream, exclusiveness] 1376 words
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