Essay on Francis Scott Fitzgerald

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Francis Scott Fitzgerald      Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of his time. He wrote about the troubling time period in which he lived known as the Jazz Age. During this era people were either rich or dreamt of great wealth. Fitzgerald fell into the trap of wanting to be wealthy, and suffered great personal anguish because of these driving forces. I have chosen to write a term paper on F.Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of this presentation is to show F. Scott Fitzgerald's life through his defeats and triumphs and how these situations affected his life as a writer. Fitzgerald's life started in the Midwestern part of the United States. On September 24, 1896, he was…show more content…
     Unable to make sufficient money to win the love of Zelda and not being sent away to war encouraged Fitzgerald to go back to Minnesota to start on another book. This book was barely published, but it persuaded Zelda to marry him. So on the third of April of 1920 in St. Patrick's Cathedral New York City they were married. Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise” sold 20,000 copies in one week. Fitzgerald was excited about the money he could make with his writings and this started Fitzgerald's habit of writing a series of short stories after each novel. Then Fitzgerald began experimenting with his writing talent. Fitzgerald wrote his first and only play in November 1923 called “The Vegetable or from President to Postman” it flopped leaving Fitzgerald broken hearted and unmotivated. At this time the Fitzgerald's toured Europe and began their history of drinking and destroying their lives.      In July, 1922, Fitzgerald wrote a note to a friend saying “I want to see where I stand. I want to write something new something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned (Bruccoli, 1981).” After many attempts at writing a masterpiece, on April 11, 1925, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was released.      The Fitzgeralds continued to roam Europe with daughter “Scottie.” Fitzgerald was unable to manage his
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