A Comparison Of The American Dream By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It was often said that every person strives to achieve the American Dream, this, however, was not true for F. Scott Fitzgerald. His approach was to tear down this dream and expose the falsifications of the dream to the people so they no longer strive for a dream they could not have. Despite Fitzgerald’s upbringing with a supportive and wealthy family living the American Dream, one of his most popular themes is illustrates his disdain for the upper class. This leads to lack of support and rejection from readers who wanted nothing more than this perfect American Dream. Fitzgerald is one of the few male writers, amidst the many women modernist writers, to go against the American culture and create his own original style and message. Background In terms of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s background, he had a happy and positive upbringing. Fitzgerald’s parents supported his literary career and help him on his path to becoming a writer, this included sending him to Princeton. According to Alfred Kazin “Fitzgerald attended Princeton but soon left without a degree but left with the materials for two novels” (Kazin 1). This was the end of Fitzgerald’s educational career but sent him out on his journey, with all that he needed to know, for his literary career. In the words of Higgins, “ When Fitzgerald published for the first time in 1919, it was groundbreaking because he was one of the only major authors to write mainly of the upper class” (Higgins 2). Fitzgerald’s first publishings were

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