Analysis Of F. Scott Fitzgerald 's ' Great Gatsby '

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Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Date of Publication: 1925
Genre: Jazz Age novel (Louis Armstrong, Al Capone, etc.)
Biographical Information about the Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896. He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and his parents were both born in Maryland and Irish. You could say he grew up very lower middle class. Fitzgerald’s views of relationships began at an early age. It was interesting because many of his best books came from the idea that women & men relationships is just a game with one person ending up being a winner. He claimed to forever have a jazz-age attitude that would stick with him for life, and it worked. F. Scott Fitzgerald died December 21, 1940 at the young age of 44.

Historical Information about the period of publication
WW1 ended. The economy was flourishing due to fueling from the war, and huge changes came with. Ground-breaking technologies were being advanced, businesses were successful, and higher wages allowed for higher comfort (wish that could happen now). The Great Gatsby was published during the Roaring Twenties. During this period, many people drank and partied alot. Prohibition was going on, so the alcohol was bootlegged in. Thanks to Ford, cars became very popular especially during that era. Authors of this time period managed to write with no constrictions holding them back.This time of writing was also known as the “Jazz Age”. The
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