For a book to be banned, means that governments stop libraries from carrying that certain book that is banned. According to the ALA (American Library Association) the Great Gatsby was banned due to the foul language and sexual content that is portrayed throughout the book. Although sex is never brought up in this book it is inferred very frequently, and they definitely infer a lot of cheating. Tom Buchanan cheats on Daisy shortly after their honey moon, and always seems to be pursuing women at Gatsby’s parties. Tom even has a mistress (Myrtle Wilson) who you could say is the main person he cheats on Daisy with, not to mention this mistress is also married to a clueless man who has no idea that his wife is in love with another man. Than on the
Another well-known banned book is The Great Gatsby by,F. Scott Fitzgerald, written in 1925. It is about a young man by the name Nick Carraway from the upper Midwest moves to West Egg district of Long Island to learn about the bond business. As the story progresses he gets to know a man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in a gigantic mansion and is famous for throwing sumptuous parties all the time, and his story starts to unravel. Across the way on East Egg district of Long Island lives Nick’s second cousin Daisy and her husband Tom. Nick learns that Tom has a mistress named Myrtle Wilson, who is married to George Wilson(he suspects that Myrtle is having an affair, but does not know with who). When the summer begins so does all of Gatsby’s extravagant
Books are banned due to many reasons including the American Library Association, parents, school administrators and teachers. There are many books in our school curriculum that have been banned or challenged in other places, but our school has never had this problem with any book. Many people are banning books to keep students from being corrupted by topics they may not understand. Yet this book, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has a theme that can be tied in with our world today. The main themes the book focuses on are teaching others to know right from wrong, how it can reflect on others future, and making decisions wisely no matter the consequence. There are some books that shouldn’t be required to read in a class, but should be allowed at the high school level.
Also like Gatsby, Fitzgerald had served as a lieutenant in World War I and had met the woman of his dreams, Zelda Sayre, while stationed in the South. Many similarities exist between Zelda and Daisy. Like Daisy, Zelda was beautiful and popular, much pursued by the young officers stationed at the nearby army camp. Fitzgerald visited Zelda at her father's fine home, just as Gatsby spent time with Daisy in his beautiful house. Zelda would not marry Fitzgerald until he had money and could support her, but Fitzgerald's experience with poor boys pursuing rich girls, a major element in the novel as Gatsby longs for Daisy. Daisy says that rich woman do not marry poor men. This is clearly portraying Fitzgerald’s life because his wife would not marry her because she could not support him. Finally the movie depicts the event of the roaring twenties. Fitzgerald and his wife
In the average novel or story you can tell that there is a hero or a good person in the story but in the book The Great Gatsby no one is a good person all of them are in the wrong. This is shown very quickly in the story when you see that Tom is having an affair on Daisy with Myrtle and Tom never says anything. Tom also is in the wrong letter in the story when Daisy and Gatsby start to sneak around. All of the characters in The Great Gatsby are flawed they all are part of the problem of they story.
Another difference between Fitzgerald and Hemingway’s novels is their inclusion of women and their relationships in reference to the men and war. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby and Daisy begin to develop their lives around one another prior to him being deployed. The pair is “‘getting deeper in love every minute,’” which causes Gatsby to push to gain Daisy so they can build their relationship no matter his personal goals, as he explains, “‘What was the use of doing great things if I could have a better time telling her what I was going to do?’” (Fitzgerald 150). The short lived time that the two spent together caused Gatsby to proclaim that they were on the verge of marriage, which changed drastically when he was sent to fight in the war. All of his hopes and dreams of building a life together with Daisy had to be put on hold while he fought. Believing that after returning home from his deployment he would be able to return to his previous life, Gatsby turns his focus from earning money, enticing Daisy, and gaining status in society to advancing his ranks in the army. Daisy on the other hand, moves on from Gatsby because she desires her “life shaped now” when he leaves because she is not immediately affected by the
Fitzgerald was born in Minnesota, then moved to upstate New York living in Buffalo and Syracuse, his parents sent him to a Catholic school in New Jersey, where he eventually went to Princeton University, went to World War I in Alabama, and after winning over the love of his life they moved to New York so he could begin his writing career. In The Great Gatsby there were two main settings, East Egg and West Egg. Gatsby and Nick Carraway lived on the West Side, “I lived at West Egg, the-well, the less fashionable of the two” (5). While across the bay Daisy and her husband Tom lived in East Egg. “Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water” (5). Fitzgerald’s life mostly took place in New York where he married and began a career. They did not live in the city but once he got more money from writing his novels they moved to have a fun
As reflected by Gatsby in the novel, “‘Then came war old sport. It was a great relief and I tried very hard to die but I seemed to bear an enchanted life… I was promoted to be a major and every Allied government gave me a decoration-even Montenegro, little Montenegro down on the Adriatic Sea!”’ (Fitzgerald 70). Again, Gatsby appears to mimic the dreams of Fitzgerald himself. Fitzgerald believed he would die in war, which is expressed through Gatsby indirectly by the phrase “he hoped to die in war” (Fitzgerald 70). In June of 1918, Fitzgerald was assigned to Camp Sheridan, where he fell in love (Bruccoli). The war then ended just before he was sent overseas, so he returned to New York in order to seek out a fortune to marry as his fiance broke the engagement
Scott Fitzgerald wrote the Great Gatsby right after he moved from the United States to France in 1924-25; he moved to France because he believed it ought to be more of a conducive environment for creativity (source 10). Even though Fitzgerald had married his wife Zelda Sayre in New York and then, later on, had a daughter named Frances. Mr. Fitzgerald reputation was known to be a playboy, but he loved his wife. When Zelda started to suffer from mental health issues, he began to unravel (Source: ). Scott became a heavy drinker towards the final years of his life which eventually led him to death on December 21, 1940 (Source: ). Sadly his fame arose as quickly as it faded along with his beliefs. As his views began to diminish, his final thoughts saw himself as an utter failure (source
When writing this book, Fitzgerald uses his own surroundings and even attacks the idea of love throughout the novel. Fitzgerald is similar to Gatsby and it is evident, because of how they both are hopeless romantics. He was in a relationship with a woman named Zelda and deeply loves her. They both live normal lives and even, “led wild lives filled with parties and intrigue. [However] The drama in their lives ended badly: Fitzgerald became an alcoholic and suffered mental collapses, while Zelda
Francis Scott Fitzgerald, otherwise known as F. Scott Fitzgerald came into this world on September 24, 1896. ** Named after his cousin that wrote the Star Spangled Banner, Francis Key Scott, F. Scott Fitzgerald began writing at the young age of 15.** During this time, Fitzgerald left school and joined the US Army. While being stationed outside of Montgomery, Alabama, he met the love of his life, Zelda Sayre. As life proceeded, he became known as a playboy. IN 1924, Fitzgerald moved to France and published the well-known novel, The Great Gatsby. Within the novel, Fitzgerald critiques the American Dream. ** The Great Gatsby also achieved the stature of being a definitive portrait of the “Roaring Twenties”**.
The book was titled, The Great Gatsby. While he was working hard on the book, Zelda ended up having an affair and when Fitzgerald found out, some sort of sadness set in him. When the book was finally published and it was not as successful as he anticipated. When the stock market crashed and the jazz age came to a close, Zelda began to slowly lose her mind. She became so irrational that she grabbed the wheel while Fitzgerald was driving and nearly drove them off a cliff. The doctors then pronounced her schizophrenic and she went to a hospital in North Carolina. Fitzgerald ended up drinking gin all day and alcoholism began to set in and corrupt his health. He ended up suffering from a massive heart attack and died instantly at the age of 44 on December 21, 1940.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in a family of a failed business man which caused many moves between Buffalo and Syracuse. (Brucker) After the loss of his father’s job, they were left to move back to St. Paul, Minnesota and live from his mother’s inheritance. (bio.com) F Scott Fitzgerald grew as a very intellectual young boy who published a detective story in his school’s newspaper as a teenager. (bio.com) He was encouraged by his parents, along with educators to continue pursuing a writing career. His dedication of writing soon harmed him when he was put on academic probation as his school work was put aside. He then decided to enroll in the military despite his fears of dying without living his dreams. Upon being commissioned Fitzgerald met a crazed young woman named Zelda, who represents the basis of the desires of the world. Her greed of wealth, fun, and extravagance soon took a toll upon F. Scott. He became lazy with his writing and instead of devoting himself to novels, he quickly put
Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (more commonly known as F. Scott Fitzgerald) became widely known as one of the greatest American authors. Fitzgerald wrote both novels and short stories, mainly set in the Jazz age. Many influences to his writing came from his own personal life and the world he saw around him. His wife, Zelda, was one of the major influences seen within many of his works. Fitzgerald encompasses many of these things in his books The Great Gatsby and Tender is the night. Letting his own life experiences and insight guide his writing, Fitzgerald explores the effect of social hierarchy on society amidst the Roaring Twenties through his use of evocative, colorful imagery and eloquent use of underlying tone.
Although Ginevra King was Fitzgerald¡¦s first true love, she certainly was not his last. In July 1918, while stationed in Montgomery, Alabama with the military, Scott met a gracious, soft-voiced girl named Zelda Sayre at a country club dance. Scott recalled that night that, ¡§she let her long hair hang down loose and wore a frilly dress that made her look younger than eighteen. She came from a prominent though not wealthy family and had just graduated