Essay On Zelda Fitzgerald

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Alyssa Jones Mrs. Johnson English 11 23 May 2014 Nonfiction Historical Essay: Zelda Fitzgerald To begin with, Zelda Sayre-Fitzgerald was born in Montgomery, Alabama. Zelda came from a very prestigious, wealthy family. Growing up, Zelda was a wild and rebellious child; she was very flirtatious, spending most of the time with the boys. Zelda was well-known for being a free-spirit in her Southern society. Even though she was talked about by her peers, her father’s reputation provided her with a “free card” (“Zelda Fitzgerald n.p.). Secondly, following the completion of high school, Zelda met a gentleman by the name of F. Scott Fitzgerald, at a country club dance, in 1918. Fitzgerald, at the time, was an Army officer stationed in Camp Sheridan (“Zelda Fitzgerald” n.p.). Fitzgerald was, instantly, drawn towards her (Shmoop Editorial Team n.p.). Fitzgerald, eventually, was discharged from the Army and moved back to New York (“The Legend of Zelda” n.p.). That was the moment he decided to propose to Zelda (Shmoop Editorial Team n.p.). Zelda and her family knew, though, that Fitzgerald lacked the finances needed to support Zelda or, potentially, a family so Zelda declined. Fitzgerald knew he was not the only one who wanted to pursue a romance with Zelda. Determined to reach his goals of accomplishing a relationship with Zelda and gaining financial stability, he decided to write his first book – This Side of Paradise (“Zelda Fitzgerald” n.p.). Thirdly, the selling of Fitzgerald’s first book was said to spark the beginning of his and Zelda’s relationship (“The Legend of Zelda” n.p.). Fitzgerald, suddenly, gained financial and scholarly success (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” 10). A week after the release of This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald and Zel... ... middle of paper ... ... of attention he gives his wife. Instead, though, he made his writings, books, etc. have a higher status over anything or anyone. The couple loved, but they did not deeply love. Fitzgerald’s portrayal of Zelda, as Daisy, was very accurate. Zelda was very flirtatious and beautiful, and that is how Fitzgerald portrayed Daisy in The Great Gatsby. Works Cited Shmoop Editorial Team. "F. Scott Fitzgerald Timeline of Important Dates." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 28 May 2014. Shmoop Editorial Team. "F. Scott Fitzgerald: Zelda Fitzgerald." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 29 May 2014. The Great Gatsby Literature Guide. Secondary Solutions, 2009. Print. "The Legend of Zelda (Sayre Fitzgerald)." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 29 May 2014. "Zelda Fitzgerald." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 27 May 2014. Web. 29 May 2014. Works Cited
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