Political And Social Transformation In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1121 Words5 Pages
When the release of the new The Great Gatsby movie was announced, excitement flared in all generations of people. Surprisingly, with six adaptations already produced, the seventh edition received an incredible reception in the boxoffices. What drew in the substantial amount of viewers was the phenomenal story based on the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. As in all of his works still applauded by critics today, Fitzgerald uses the time period of dramatic economic, political, and social transformation as a backdrop to his tale, combined with personal life experiences, to portray the wild lifestyle of the 1920s. On September 24m, 1896, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Mary McQuillan Fitzgerald and…show more content…
In the spring of 1929, her intense ballet work “damaged her health and contributed to the couple’s estrangement” (Bruccoli). Her first hospitalization in 1930 at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Towson, Maryland was followed up one year later with her admittance into a mental health clinic in Switzerland (“F. Scott Biography”). After her release, Zelda maintained health until a final relapse in February 1932 upon which she entered Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. It would be here that Zelda would remain until her death on March 10, 1948.
F. Scott Fitzgerald grew apart from his wife as his alcoholism continued to develop. Trying to gain control of his life, Fitzgerald attempted to revive his writing career. As a screenwriter and freelance storywriter for Hollywood, he succeeded in these endeavors enough to pay off the debts he had accumulated (“F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography”). He was finally able to subdue his alcoholism long enough to finish his fourth novel and even write half of a fifth. However, Fitzgerald would parrish from a heart attack on December 21, 1940 before the work was

More about Political And Social Transformation In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Open Document