This novel allowed Fitzgerald to become a well known literary figure. One year later he married Z... ... middle of paper ... ...gerald experienced and wrote about in fiction, heightened the impact of the American dream for individual lives.” While Fitzgerald was alive, there were a handful of critics who predicted the success of Fitzgerald’s posthumous status. F. Scott Fitzgerald lived a short life of only forty-four years. He underwent many struggles during his lifetime, including alcoholism and the marital psychological issues with his ill wife. Although he experienced many rough patches throughout his lifetime, Fitzgerald was able to become one of the most well known American Authors of the 20th century.
Only his earlier works such as This Side of Paradise, and Tender is the Night were the most recognized and most liked of his work. It was not until the publishing of the The Great Gatsby that Fitzgerald's life went downhill. Convinced that the novel would be his most successful, he was extremely disappointed that the novel received heavy criticism and ultimately failed during his lifetime. Losing money, he then turned to alcohol as a source of comfort where he had no one. At the age of 44, F. Scott Fitzgerald died.
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