The Writing Style of F. Scott Fitzgerald

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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. Throughout Fitzgerald's writing he weaves his works with a multitude of themes: failure, social structures, the struggles of one’s relationships, and facades of the wealthy. For example, in the beginning of Tender is the Night, Rosemary, an American actress taking a trip to France, meets the Divers and describes them as she sees them at a dinner party, “At that moment the Divers represented externally the exact furthermost evolution of a class, so that most people seemed awkward beside them” (Fitzgerald 22). Rosemary has overstated the Diver’s true image because she is dazed by their social class and looked solely on the outside of their relationship and overall being; she has failed to see that every problem in the

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