Thesis: Francis S. Fitzgerald was a talented writer; his only flaw was that he liked the
combination of alcohol and the night life.
One of the most widely recognized writers of the 1920’s and 1930’s was Francis
Scott Fitzgerald (Beebe 339). He followed his dreams of being a writer, until he finally
succeeded. Francis Scott Fitzgerald was a talented writer; his only flaw was that he liked the combination of alcohol and the nightlife (Coale 190). He spent his life writing and trying to be happy with his wife, Zelda Sayre. His life served as a resource for his novels. Perhaps writing about his life helped him deal with his grief.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896.
(Coale 190). Francis Scott was the only child of Edward Fitzgerald and Mary Mollie
McQuillan (Beebe 339). Fitzgerald was named after a distant member of his father’s
family (Beebe 339), who happened to be the author of “The Star Spangled Banner”
Edward Fitzgerald was the father of Francis S. Fitzgerald. Edward’s business, the production of wicker furniture in St. Paul, Minnesota, failed. (Bruccoli xix). Due to this, his family moved to Buffalo, New York, in 1908 (Bruccoli xix). In New York he became a salesman for Procter & Gamble; in 1908 he was dismissed (Bruccoli xix). After his dismissal they returned to St. Paul and moved in with Mary Mollie McQuillan’s mother
(Bruccoli xix). Her mother was an Irish immigrant who became wealthy as a wholesaler
grocer in St. Paul, Minnesota (Bruccoli xix).
When the family finally decided to stay in St. Paul, Minnesota, was when
Fitzgerald was encouraged to study at the St. Paul Academy (Beebe 339). From 1911 to
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... characters of Dick Diver and Nicole Diver somehow resemble Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre. Dick Diver resembles Fitzgerald by being young and talented. Nicole Diver resembles Zelda Sayre by both being the force that held them back.
Opines that francis s. fitzgerald was a talented writer; his only flaw was that he liked the genre.
Explains that edward fitzgerald was the father of francis s. fitzgerald. his business, the production of wicker furniture in st. paul, minnesota, failed and his family moved to buffalo, new york, in 1908.
Narrates how fitzgerald was encouraged to study at the st. paul academy (beebe 339).
Analyzes how the novel describes a wealthy man who is an alcoholic and his life is torn apart. after going into debt, he marries gloria gilbert to save his financial state.
Explains that francis scott fitzgerald had not finished the novel by the time he died on december 21, 1940. edmund wilson edited writings from the last tycoon and published them in "the crack up."
Analyzes how beebe's wife zelda suffered a nervous breakdown at this time.
Analyzes how fitzgerald moved to hollywood in 1937, where he wrote unsuccessful scripts. his love of sheila graham came too late, and his wife was in and out of mental institutions until her death in a hospital fire in 1947.
Analyzes how scott fitzgerald followed his dreams of being a writer, until he succeeded. his only flaw was the combination of alcohol and the nightlife. writing about his life helped him deal with his grief.
Narrates how fitzgerald dropped out of school and accepted a commission in the army. he preferred writing for the triangle club, and was placed on academic probation.
Narrates how fitzgerald met zelda sayre, the daughter of a judge from montgomery, alabama. he was discharged from the army and worked for an advertising agency in new york.
Explains that fitzgerald was influenced by his parents to enter st. paul’s academy in minnesota and newman catholic prep school.
Analyzes how fitzgerald's first novel was his breakthrough, but not his best work.
Analyzes how the novel reflects a bit on fitzgerald's life. it gave him recognition.
Analyzes how zelda's love for jozan is similar to the characters of tom and daisy, when daisy fell in love with gasby, and tom found out.
Narrates the story of tender is the night, which takes place in the gausse's hotel, a hotel owned by the divers, and the villa diana.
Narrates how dick diver's downfall was that he had an interest in money.
Analyzes how dick and nicole get divorced. nicole marries tommy barban and stays in europe, while dick returns to the united states, where he keeps in touch with nicole to see his children.
Analyzes how the point of view of the story is seen through rosemary's view.
Analyzes how fitzgerald used events in his life to influence his writing, such as in tender is the night. dick diver and nicole diver resemble fitzgerald and zelda sayre.
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
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Analyzes how the novel the great gatsby was published on april 10, 1925. the narrator, nick carraway, lives in the midwest and his cousin, daisy, and her husband, tom, live on east egg.
Describes the life of a well-known american writer, francis scott key fitzgerald, in the 20th century.
Concludes that fitzgerald was an important author in the 20th century. he died believing himself to be a major failure.
Summarizes anderson, w. r., and lutz, norma jean. "fitzgerald, f. scott." bloom's literature. facts on file, inc.
Fitzgerald’s first writing was published in St. Paul Academy school newspaper. When Fitzgerald was fifteen years old his parents sent him to a prestigious catholic school in New Jersey, called Newman, for a better education. While at the Newman school, Fitzgerald met Father Sigourney Fay, who noticed Fitzgerald’s literary talents and encouraged him to continue writing. After Fitzgerald graduated from Newman, he decided to stay in New Jersey to continue his writing at Princeton. At Princeton he practiced his craft by writing scripts for Princeton’s famous Triangle Club musicals, and articles for Princeton Tiger comedy magazine. Fitzgerald was so ded...
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Narrates how nick and gatsby met daisy when they were younger, and when she felt uncomfortable having both of her lovers in the same room competing for her, she suggested they go to the city.
Narrates how tom and gatsby's plans failed. daisy killed myrtle wilson, toms girlfriend, and kept driving. nick realized how selfish and reckless they were.
Analyzes how nick's way of describing gatsby made him appear as if he was a god. thomas dilworth compared him to god by comparing him with jesus.
Opines that the great gatsby is relatable to the 20th century in many ways. the american dream is the ideal of freedom, equality, and wealth.
Analyzes dilworth's the passion of gatsby: evocation of jesus in fitzgerald’s the great gatsby.
Explains that the great gatsby highlights the concept of the relationships between love, lust, money, and the american dream.
Opines that the main themes of the great gatsby are lust, money, and the american dream.
Unbeknownst to the literary world, a future great American novelist, Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896. As an intellectual young man with great ambition, F. Scott Fitzgerald attended Princeton in the fall of 1913 with great hopes of fulfilling his dream to become a writer (“F. Scott Fitzgerald – Bio”, 2015). Unfortunately, Fitzgerald did not find much success at Princeton, was put on academic probation, and in 1917 left the school and enlisted himself into the U.S Army. During his time spent on base in Alabama, Fitzgerald met a woman, Zelda Sayre, and fell in love. Following his discharge at the end of the war, Fitzgerald and Zelda moved to Great Neck, New York on Long Island to pursue his literary aspirations
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Narrates how f. scott fitzgerald, an intellectual young man with great ambition, attended princeton in the fall of 1913, was put on academic probation, and in 1917 left the school and enlisted himself into the u.s army.
Analyzes how fitzgerald began writing the great gatsby, a novel that follows the fictional lives of new york's elite in the 1920s.
Analyzes how gatsby's dream of daisy was corrupted by the pursuit for fame and fortune.
Analyzes how fitzgerald integrates his personal reflections on the extravagant lifestyle he experienced while living in great neck, new york, into the storyline of the great gatsby.
Analyzes how margolies criticizes fitzgerald's writing for his primitive depiction of african americans and jews in the great gatsby.
Analyzes how fitzgerald's use of symbolism helped the reader connect to the storyline. the green light at the end of daisy’s dock is a symbol for many things.
Opines that fitzgerald's talent in literature has been admired ever sense. through the character development of nick, gatsby, tom and daisy, he allows for the reader to connect and feel one with the story.
Narrates how nick and tom establish a friendly relationship with daisy's husband, tom buchanan, and rekindle their love for each other.
Analyzes how fitzgerald integrates the overarching theme of breaking away from conformity and the decline of the american dream and escaping into the now and present, the roaring twenties.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: American Author
Writing can mean different things to certain people. Some people write to let go of their feelings, while others just write for fun. It really depends on what the author wants to write about whether it is about his or her personal life or completely coming from their imagination. Either way, it takes an author opening up to be able to create a presentable piece of writing. Another thing that has an effect on how the author writes is what time period in which they were writing in.
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Explains that writing can mean different things to certain people. some people write to let go of their feelings, while others just write for fun.
Explains that francis scott key fitzgerald was born on the 24 day of september in the year 1896 to his mother mollie mcquillan and his father edward fitzgerald.
Narrates how scott dropped out of college, joined the army, and met zelda sayre at a country club. after being discharged, he moved to new york to find money for his marriage.
Narrates how the fitzgerald's spent the summer of 1924-1925 in rome, where they were revising a book called the great gatsby.
Narrates how scott was unable to work on his novel, and zelda was taking ballet classes to try and become a ballet teacher. they returned to france in 1929, where they lived in and out of hotels.
Describes f. scott fitzgerald's works: this side of paradise (1920), flappers and philosophers, tales of the jazz age (1922), the great gatsby (1925), tender is the night comes next, revised by malcom cowley.
Narrates the story of nick caraway, who rents a house in the west egg, and jay gatsby, whose neighbors are daisy and tom buchanan.
Analyzes how tom catches on to daisy and jay's relationship after a lunch at the buchanan’s. tom tells daisy that his money comes from bootlegging and other illegal things.
Explains that scott wrote during the 1920s and 1930s. he was born into a family with high social standards, but had little wealth.
Opines that f scott fitzgerald was a very good author and one of the greatest authors that came through the 1920’s. his struggle did not reflect on his writing.
The “Jazz Age” was a term F. Scott Fitzgerald coined to describe the ostentatious era that began after World War I during the Roaring Twenties. It was a joyous time full of great prosperity. He published many famous books during this time like The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night. Fitzgerald claimed to know a great deal about the glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties, while he never actually experienced those aspects himself. Although F. Scott Fitzgerald had many struggles with alcoholism and his marriage, he is considered to be one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.
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Explains that f. scott fitzgerald coined the term "jazz age" to describe the ostentatious era that began after world war i during the roaring twenties.
Explains that f. scott fitzgerald was born in st. paul, minnesota on september 24, 1896. he was named after of the "star spangled banner."
Analyzes fitzgerald's personal and agonizing novel, tender is the night, which is based on his wife zelda and their friends.
Opines that the feedback on tender is the night is positive. the three-book structure allows readers to experience the downfall of dick diver while at the same time seeing how rosemary and nicole experience it.
Explains that fitzgerald wrote five novels and many more short stories. the main theme of his work is finding the meaning to america's character.
Explains that fitzgerald lived a short life of only forty-four years. he underwent many struggles during his lifetime, including alcoholism and marital psychological issues with his ill wife.
Following the Great War, new writers emerged and so did many cultural aspects of America, like music, poetry, and art. Americans were looking for a place in order to be able to express themselves. New York was becoming the cultural central of the new American life. American writers were slowly being discovered and this era is called Modernism. F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of those writers that quickly began to express himself though literature during the era of Modernism.
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Explains that new york became the cultural central of the new american life after the great war. f. scott fitzgerald was one of those writers that quickly began to express himself through literature during the era of modernism.
Explains that f. scott fitzgerald was a master of novels, short stories, and as an essay writer. he was born on september 24, 1896.
Narrates how fitzgerald was devoted to his literary life and was placed on academic probation. he dropped out of princeton and joined the army, where he met zelda sayre.
Narrates how fitzgerald left for new york in 1919 to make his fortune and persuade zelda to marry him. he published about 160 magazine stories, including "bernice bobs her hair," "may day," and "the rich boy."
Narrates how fitzgerald and zelda fought regularly over their heavy drinking, but he continued to write short stories for magazines.
Explains that fitzgerald moved to france in 1924 to find inspiration. the great gatsby became fitzgerald's literary legacy.
Describes how fitzgerald was concerned about zelda's medical condition but he never stopped loving her. he returned to the united states in 1931, and she later underwent another breakdown.
Explains that fitzgerald wrote short stories in order to earn more money. he used his wife's mental breakdowns as a source of his writings.
Explains that fitzgerald's final novel, tender is the night, was based on his experiences with zelda’s breakdowns. he continued writing essays, stories for magazines, and spent time in hollywood as a contract writer.
Opines that f. scott fitzgerald's stories are colossal and magnificent part of literature that will never be forgotten.
Merrimack, C. D. "F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literture Network. Jalic, 2000. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. .
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Analyzes how f. scott fitzgerald's personal desires for love and wealth and the struggles associated with trying to achieve them come to life through his characters.
Analyzes how fitzgerald's early life proved far from difficult because of his growing up with the idea of wealth, which led him to believe that his life should be blessed with wealth and graced with ease.
Analyzes how fitzgerald's preoccupation with wealth came to life through his writing. he used his personal knowledge from his triumphs and shortcomings with achieving wealth to create a realistic model for his characters.
Analyzes how fitzgerald idealized wealth and happiness with his wife, zelda, in his first novel, this side of paradise.
Analyzes how fitzgerald's love and relationship with zelda slowly began to crumble with time. fitzgerald illustrates his internal conflict of who to love in his fourth novel, tender is the night.
Analyzes how fitzgerald creates a resemblance between his life and the lives of his characters by incorporating his personal desires and struggles with wealth and love into his novels.
Explains bruccoli, matthew j. "fitzgerald's era." gale group, 2000.
Explains merrimack, c. d., "f. scott fitzgerald." the literture network. jalic, 2000.
Explains oxford, edward, "f. scott fitzgerald." american history 31. (1996): 44. biography reference bank (h.w. wilson).
Explains wood, amy, "fitzgerald's idealism and the question of wealth."
Bruccoli, Matthew J. “A Brief Life of Fitzgerald.” F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters, ed. Bruccoli with assistance of Judith Baughman. New York: Scribner’s, 1994.
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Analyzes how tender is the night parallels fitzgerald's life. the characters are carefully constructed from his interactions with the social elite of artists, composers, and hollywood personas.
Explains that fitzgerald revised his fourth novel seventeen times before it was published, but had to delay due to his incessant creative manipulation and extenuating personal circumstances. the inspiration for matricide came from two of fitzgerald's friends: theodore chanler and walker ellis.
Analyzes how fitzgerald's hollywood experience fueled the sixth revision of his fourth novel, about a movie director named lew kelly, his wife nicole, and rosemary.
Narrates how dick driver's story surfaced as he worked in maryland, bearing various titles such as the drunkard’s holiday, doctor driver, and finally tender is the night.
Analyzes how fitzgerald's life made it into the fall work. gerald murphy and his wife served as subjects for analysis, and were a part of the work from the start.
Analyzes how zelda fitzgerald's tragedy contributed more than factual background to tender is the night: it provided the emotional focus of the novel.
Analyzes how the novel eerily foreshadows gatsby's unraveling from a drinking problem, an ailing wife, and fading professional success.
Describes the works of matthew j. bruccoli and judith baughman in f. scott fitzgerald: a life in letters.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most influential writers of modern day society. He holds this title because he wrote about things that drive people's everyday life. He wrote in two different periods that were very significant in the social development of America. These two periods of time symbolized not only the generation that he was writing about, but it also speaks to the present day generation.
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Explains that f. scott fitzgerald was one of the most influential writers of modern day society. he wrote about things that drive people's everyday life.
Explains that fitzgerald wrote in the jazz age between 1920 and 1929, a period of great economic prosperity for the united states, as well as wealth for many private businesses in america.
Explains that fitzgerald's career took off because he began to write about the american dream, which represented what people needed to have a good life.
Analyzes how fitzgerald wrote about the american dream and how wealth corrupted the idea of love. he believed that money did not buy happiness, it only enhanced it.
Analyzes how fitzgerald wrote "may day" in the jazz age, in which the american dream plays a significant role in.
Analyzes how fitzgerald wrote about the great depression, when he sank into bankruptcy and alcoholism. his wife was committed to an asylum.
Analyzes how fitzgerald used fantasy in his fictional characters to help them forget about the reality that they were facing. he also incorporated the theme of the american dream as being unachievable at any cost.
Analyzes how one of his short stories that he wrote during the depression embody this failure of the american dream and the fantasy of a true love with great wealth in "crazy sunday."
Explains that "crazy sunday" was the only day in which joel could see stella and make love to her so that he could avoid any kind of punishment from her husband, miles.
Analyzes how fitzgerald's american dream is portrayed as a nightmare rather than dream in his writings in the jazz age, where people were more inclined to be in love with their money and possessions than loving their mate.
Analyzes how fitzgerald portrays the american dream as a fantasy in "crazy sunday." he uses fantasy to hide the overall reality of the situation that they are in.
An Analytical perspective of the great works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
The legendary Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald reflects onto his readers and exceptional childhood and educational background emmating from his life experiences. It is believed The Great Gatsby reflects his point of view of his fortunate life as an author. F. Scott Fitzgerald is an author of many short stories and novels in Americas history primarily however his works explimfied the era of the nineteen twenties.
Fitzgerald was born on September 28th 1896 into an upper middle class family living in Saint Paul Minnesota.
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Analyzes how the great gatsby reflects fitzgerald's point of view of his fortunate life as an author. his works explimated the era of the nineteen twenties.
Explains that fitzgerald was born on september 28th 1896 into an upper middle class family living in saint paul minnesota. his mother and father named him after his second cousin three times removed francis scott key of the star spangled banner.
Explains that fitzgerald's mother had trouble giving birth to a second child, so he grew up spoiled. his parents both came from different backgrounds.
Narrates how the family moved to new york shortly after edward fitzgerald lost his job where he became a salesman for proctor and gamble.
Describes how scott spent three years at st. paul academy, where he published his first novel, "the mystery of the raymond mortgage." his parents removed him from the school and sent him to a catholic prep school in new jersey.
Explains that fitzgerald graduated high school from newman's in 1913 and attended princeton university in new jersey. he participated in several writing activities, including writing for the princeton triangle club, the lassu lit, and the princeton tiger.
Analyzes how fitzgerald's writing pursuits benefited princeton but also came at the expense of his coursework and academic record. he was put on academic probation and dropped out of school in 1917 to join the army.
Describes how f. scott fitzgerald met zelda sayre at the local country club, daughter of alabama supreme court justice, who would later become his wife.
Narrates how zelda felt fitzgerald was unable to support her and she broke off the engagement. scott moved back to his parent's residence and started revising the romantic egotist, changing it to "the side of paradise".
Analyzes how fitzgerald focused on his writing, whether it was his unique style or his next big novel. the great gatsby was based off the jazz age and his relationship with zelda.
Explains that fitzgerald's writing style was different from those of other authors. he was inspired by joseph conrad, an american author.
Opines that fitzgerald's work inspired many authors after him. the great gatsby was a flawless novel and the best of his works. his life and intelligence formed an amazing writer that we all know today.