The Babylon Revisited : Transformation, Memory, And The Past. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"Babylon Revisited": Transformation, Memory, and the Past F. Scott Fitzgerald 's story is called "Babylon Revisited" because the main character Charlie Wales is going to revisit his past. The ancient city of Babylon was almost like a sin city but in this story it refers to Paris, France. As described in the Bible in Genesis 11:9, Babylon was a symbol caused by the absence of God, meaning they were living in confusion, idolatry and all kind of sins. The Babylonian people were affected by sins because of the absence of God. "Babylon Revisited" occurred after the stock market crash in 1929. The story starts in the middle of a conversation between Charlie and Alix, a bartender at the Ritz. The beginning of the story is not clear enough for the readers to understand what is going on because it started with a general conversation in the middle of the events. The character, Charlie Wales, was a heavy drinker who lost his money, his wife Helen, and his daughter Honoria. Charlie returns to Paris to find his daughter and to make up for the time they had lost. The past plays a major role on how the characters of Charlie, Marion, and Honoria interact with each other throughout the story. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 at Laurel Avenue at 3:30pm in the afternoon. Growing up he was a rebellious and ambitious student who loved to read on his own. His mother Mary McQuillan, was from an Irish Catholic family. His father Edward Fitzgerald worked as a salesman for…
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