The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Eric Chong
Period 5
The Great Gatsby - RRS

Title: The Great Gatsby Publication Date: April 10, 1925

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Nationality: American

Author’s Birth/Death Dates: September 25, 1896 – December 21, 1940

Distinguishing Traits of Author:
F. Scott Fitzgerald was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and was named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key, who is the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century and also as one of the most famous chronicler of 1920s America, an era called the “Jazz Age.” His experiences in life help advocate his ideas for The Great Gatsby and the themes the novel provides. Like The Great Gatsby, the Fitzgerald’s life experience is filled with decadence which established the plot for the novel. Indeed, his life has a major role in the creation of his famous works.

Setting of Work:
In the beginning of the novel, The Great Gatsby, the story’s setting takes place in a part of Long Island called West Egg. Adjacent to West Egg is a place called East Egg, where the upper-class lives. Nick Carraway had just moved in from his previous home, Minnesota, which is coincidentally right next to Gatsby’s mansion, which makes Nick’s house miniature in comparison. Even though there are parties every Saturday at Gatsby’s mansion, one has yet to know who Gatsby is or what he is like. Despite all his money, Gatsby lives in West Egg, suggesting…
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