Fitzgerald & Jay

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Wealth, fun and love is what The Great Gatsby is all about.The author's full name, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald wrote many books and he’s known one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. The Great Gatsby is about a man who fell in love with a woman he met outside of war and throughout his life getting money, spending money and partying is all his life consists of. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life has influenced The Great Gatsby by including his personalities, preferences and longing for love.

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jay Gatsby both experience wealth in their lives. Gatsby and Fitzgerald believed in the American Dream, having money, power, and the woman they love the most. “F. Scott Fitzgerald was indoctrinated early with a belief in the American Dream”(Hickey). Gatsby and Fitzgerald both stopped worrying about having enough money, when they got money. “Fitzgerald’s money worries were temporarily alleviated”(Gidmark). Like Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby experiences wealth. In Chapter 7, Gatsby said “Her voice is full of money,”(Fitzgerald 120) Daisy loved Gatsby for his money and his house as well as Zelda did Fitzgerald. In the novel, Gatsby said, “I am the son of some wealthy people in the Middle West-all dead now. I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors have been educated there for many years. It is a family tradition”(Fitzgerald 65). Fitzgerald moved and learned of inheritance and earning money on his own. That’s how he became so wealthy, same as Gatsby. Clearly Fitzgerald draws on his own experiences to create such a life-like character, Jay Gatsby, who has a spitting-charisma as Fitzgerald who some readers can also relate to.

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...e Great Gatsby by including his personalities, preferences and longing for love. Both Fitzgerald and Jay Gatsby used money to get recapture the hearts of the women they met while on duty at war, drank excessively and loved to spend money to the point where it took over their lives.

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