The Life and Times of a Philosopher of Flappers Essay

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The Roaring Twenties was a time renowned for partying, drinking, and a time without war. F. Scott Fitzgerald is just one of the many writers during this time to write about such times. Fitzgerald, however, is an author that defined this era also known as the Jazz Age. Known for novels such as The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, and The Beautiful and the Damned, and many short stories, Fitzgerald is described by famousauthors.org as “one of the greatest writers American soil has produced in the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. He had an amazing writing career driven by an interesting personal life. His death and legacy cut his career short and we still celebrate him now.…show more content…
There have been many film adaptations of The Great Gatsby, including the latest, released in 2013, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Film adaptations are still being made of his other works as well, including one based upon his short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His work continues to inspire others today. After talking about stories inspired by Fitzgerald’s personal life, what is better to talk about than the story that inspired stories? Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul Minnesota. He was named after Francis Scott Key, distant relative of Fitzgerald and author of “The Star Spangled Banner” (“F. Scott Fitzgerald – Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read Online. Discuss.”). Fitzgerald was born into an Upper Middle Class family, son of Edward Fitzgerald and Mary McQuillan. Early in his life, Fitzgerald showed a strong interest in writing and theatre. In 1913, Fitzgerald began attending the prestigious Princeton University, the school that actions occurred that would later inspire parts of his future works. While there, Fitzgerald wrote many scripts for the Princeton Triangle Club. In 1917, Fitzgerald enlisted in the army and left his life at Princeton behind him. In 1918 he met Miss Zelda Sayre, his love interest and inspiration for future love interests in his titles. Many of the events that occurred in his early life similarly reflect that of Jay Gatsby, the protagonist of
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