F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1869, in St. Paul Minnesota and died December 21, 1940 in Hollywood by heart attack. He was the son of Edward Fitzgerald and Mary McQuillan. Neither of them were writers or had anything to do with writing for that matter so where F. Scott got his writing skills from is unknown, but it likely came from his father’s side for his father’s great-great-grandfather was the brother of Francis Scott key’s grandfather. Francis Scott Key is who F. Scott Fitzgerald is named after. He also wrote the “Star Spangle Banner”. F. Scott was the pride and joy of his parents, especially his mother; she would often show him off and make him sing and entertain when family or company came to visit. He did this till he was 15. His father was an alcoholic but had great manners that he passed on to his son. But even with being the apple in his parent’s eye he had little respect for them; he believed he was of royal blood and that he was dropped off on the Fitzgerald’s doorstep. Ever since F. Scott was a child he believed he was meant for something more, but he had no idea he’d become an American literally legend. (Donaldson) When he was young he attended St. Paul academy from 13 to 15. At age 15 he was sent to Newman School in New Jersey. There he met Father Sigourney Fay who was the first to encouraged Scott to pursue his literary talent. After graduating from Newman he stayed in New Jersey to hone his talents as a writer, to do so he attended Princeton in 1914, where he wrote for the Triangle Club, Princeton Tiger, and Nassau Literary Magazine. With Scott so focused with his writing, his classes suffered. Princeton had no choice but to put him on academic probation, and in 1917 he dropped out and joined the... ... middle of paper ... ...among the greatest American authors in history, the books and stories that he wrote showed that he indeed had a lot of potential but was wasted with partying, drinking, and fighting with his wife. F. Scott is a literally genius and is a writer all his own, he had a set of skills that no other author could match. He made have died young but the mark he left on this earth will not be wasted. Future generations will enjoy his books and other writings for years to come. Works Cited Donaldson, Scott. "F. Scott Fitzgerald." DISCovering Authors. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Student Resources in Context. Web. 17 Nov. 2013. F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography. [Online] www.Biography.com (2013) "F. Scott Fitzgerald." UXL Biographies. Detroit: U*X*L, 2003. Student Resources in Context. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. Tate, Mary Jo. “F. Scott Fitzgerald A to Z”. New York: Facts on File INC. 1998

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