The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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There are secrets hidden between the lines of each sentence. The author has been careful to keep them hidden. He tried to make it so no one can decipher his own life within the lives of his characters. Sometimes it is unintended for the author to mirror his life in his book. In his previous novels F. Scott Fitzgerald drew from his life experiences. He said that his next novel, The Great Gatsby, would be different. He said, “In my new novel I’m thrown directly on purely creative work” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). He did not realize or did not want it to appear that he was taking his own story and intertwining it within his new novel. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he imitates his lifestyle through the Buchanan family to demonstrate that the behavior of the wealthy was reckless and selfish. Living in the lap of luxury can cause people to be reckless and selfish. Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, tried to live up to the impossible challenge of being in the lime light. Once Fitzgerald’s book, This Side of Paradise, became a popular; Zelda agreed to marry him. They moved to New York City and started living a wild life of continuous parties. According to Norma Jean Lutz in the book Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, “In the Knickerbocker Hotel, Scott threw $20 and $50 bills around like confetti and Zelda jumped into the fountain at Union Station”(21). They were the celebrities of the day. Lutz says, they had reporters asking their opinions on everything and the next day it
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