Idealism Vs. Realism in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

1404 Words 6 Pages
In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published his book, The Great Gatsby. Since then, the popularity of the book continues to grow, is still taught in schools, and has been made into a movie twice. The book takes you through an adventure of a hopeless romantic who throws extravagant parties hoping one day he would discover someone to help him find the girl he has always loved. Gatsby puts his lover, Daisy, on a pedestal and believes she is larger than life. Everything he does to win her over is ideally perfect, but not realistic. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights the concept of Idealism versus Realism throughout the book. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was very …show more content…
In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald published his book, The Great Gatsby. Since then, the popularity of the book continues to grow, is still taught in schools, and has been made into a movie twice. The book takes you through an adventure of a hopeless romantic who throws extravagant parties hoping one day he would discover someone to help him find the girl he has always loved. Gatsby puts his lover, Daisy, on a pedestal and believes she is larger than life. Everything he does to win her over is ideally perfect, but not realistic. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald highlights the concept of Idealism versus Realism throughout the book. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was very intelligent and had a gift for writing, and his first piece of writing appeared in a school newspaper when he was 13. When he was 15, his parents sent him to Newman school in New Jersey. Later on, he attended Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He joined their Triangle club and wrote scripts and lyrics for their musicals. He liked to party with his friends and ended up showing signs of an early drinking problem. When he attended a dance his sophomore year of college, he met a 16 year old girl names Jennifer. He was told by her father that, “Poor boys don’t marry rich girls.” ( The Great American Dreamer). He began to fail school so he decided to drop out and join the war and then imagined himself as a war hero. He attended a party while
Open Document