He wanted Daisy so immensely that he devoted his life to a woman who wasn 't worthy of his love, and in the end it costed him his life. Daisy is married and ‘in love’ but doesn 't hesitate to play with his life and emotions, regardless of being aware of his feelings toward her. Events such as when Gatsby seeing past the fact that daisy had a daughter evoke sympathy and create a mood of desperation and obsession that is further developed as the novel
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.
In 1920, his first novel This Side of Paradise made him famous almost overnight, it was his lift off to become a widely known writer. One year later in 1921, his second novel The Beautiful and the Damned was published. Three years laters Fitzgerald completed his best known work The Great Gatsby. His masterpiece, at the time of publication received critical appraise, but the sales were disappointing. Despite its inappreciable recognition at the time, The Great Gatsby, influenced many people like Don Birnam in the 1940s who believed that, “Theres no such thing … as a flawless novel.
Yet his most famous writing was the book, The Great Gatsby, a novel about striving to achieve the American dream, except finding out when succeeding that this dream was not a desire at all. Fitzgerald himself lived a life full of partying and traveling the world. According to the Norton Anthology of American Literature, “In the 1920’s and 1930’s F. Scott Fitzgerald was equally equally famous as a writer and as a celebrity author whose lifestyle seemed to symbolize the two decades; in the 1920’s he stood for all-night partying, drinking, and the pursuit of pleasure while in the 1930’s he stood for the gloomy aftermath of excess” (Baym 2124). A fur... ... middle of paper ... ... industriously at that time yet the doom of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 loomed over the heads of American citizens. One could say that throughout the course of history, the significance of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has gained more fame and momentum in the minds of Americans today.
When Fitzgerald moved to Hollywood in the 1930s after his wife Zelda’s emotional collapse, is when he really took up drinking, and soon became known for it widely (Bruccoli n.p.) Many of the characters in his short stories and novels lived a Bacchic lifestyle, like Jay Gatsby of “The Great Gatsby” (USC n.p.) Fitzgerald lived a life of moderate wealth, but he went through the wealth faster than he could earn it (Bruccoli n.p.) This lifestyle that Fitzgerald lived is exactly like his writing style, and most likely contributed to the attitude of the stories. The short story, “Winter Dreams” defined the Fitzgerald style of writing beautifully.
Thomas Paine is recognized as one of the most important American authors of all time because of the impact that he had on the entire population of America and the power of the written word is unmatched. Thomas Paine had an intriguing upbringing that sparked his determination to motivate the American colonies into breaking free from Britain. Thomas Paine flunked out of grade school at the age of twelve, failed at his apprenticeship, and finally was fired as being a tax collector for trying to fight for higher wages (Klemetti np). His unfair treatment in Britain motivated him to undermine Britain by using his greatest tool, his literary skills. Paine challeng... ... middle of paper ... ... government, inspired by Thomas Paine.
Conclusion Marriage is the main subject in the novel, as well as for people of this period. The maybe most important condition for a happy marriage is money besides love family relations. The situation of the women in the novel does not allow them any kind of deviant acting since a happy marriage is the only goal for them. Though this is the general atmosphere in the novel, I would like to end my essay with the words of Mr. Bennet to his daughter Elizabeth on her accepting Mr. Darcy's proposal, which stand like an anti-thesis of the otherwise general view of the perfect marriage: "He is rich, to be sure, and you may have more fine clothes and fine carriages than Jane. But will they make you happy?"
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.
In the 20th century, a well-known writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald named after one of his ancestors who wrote “Star Spangled Banner”. He demonstrated his talent to portray the rich society’s corruption. Even though his own turbulent life had many problem—such as alcoholism—his ability to point out the flaws in society were impressive. The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald was used to portray the life of the 1920’s, which had corruption and alcoholism F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American writer who wrote short stories and novels throughout his interesting time back in the 20th century. He wrote four novels, his most famous one was called the great Gatsby.
Fitzgerald had endured to attain his love for Zelda, and was faithful to her for much of his life. However, the fact that Fitzgerald creates characters who seem to contradict his own beliefs, seem to suggest that he is making a mockery of the weak marital bond common in American society during the 1920’s. Many of the characters in Fitzgerald’s novel are portrayed as shallow and materialistic, which accurately reflects the mindset of the 1920’s. However, because Fitzgerald chooses to reveal these characters so thoroughly and frequently suggests his intentions of critic... ... middle of paper ... ... criticism of the deteriorating of American family structure, the shallowness of American materialism, the power of corruption, and the emptiness of pursuing an American Dream during the decade of the “Roaring Twenties.” Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald illustrates the problems in society during the 1920’s. He criticizes the worsening of family structure by choosing characters that have little or no value of the bond accepted during marriage.