The Great Gatsby Essay
The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920’s, is one of the few novels that is written in a completely different century, and yet is extremely relatable too modern times. Which is why The Great Gatsby a classic, and why many people love it. The Great Gatsby highlights the concept of the relationships between love, lust, money, and the American Dream.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, manly known as F. Scott Fitzgerald, is known for his greatest novel The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in Minnesota. Fitzgerald’s mother Mary McQuillan was from an Irish- Catholic family. Fitzgerald’s father Edward Fitzgerald, opened a wicker furniture store in St. Paul which failed, so he became a sales rep for a company called Proctor and Gamble. Edward Fitzgerald’s new job took his family back and forth between Buffalo and Syracuse in upstate New York for the first ten years of Fitzgerald’s life. In 1908 Edward Fitzgerald lost his job with Proctor and Gamble so the family moved back to St. Paul and lived off Mary McQuillans inheritance.
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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...lose their morals because they are mainly concentrating on themselves, their social life and no one else. Which is what happened in The Great Gatsby, and in rare cases continues to happen today.
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