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    What makes Amory Blaine uniquely American in the novel “This Side of Paradise” In the novel, “This Side of Paradise” authored by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Amory Blain is portrayed as a protagonist who searches his identity by looking at those people that he admires. However, these people block him from finding his true self. He appears to be more vacuous and relies mostly on his breathtaking handsomeness and his wealth in order to get well with life. The novel begins by describing the family background

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    While in army training camps during the years 1917 to 1918, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the first draft of his first novel. It was originally called The Romantic Egotist and was rejected by the publisher twice before he revised it a third time and changed the title to This Side of Paradise. This Side of Paradise is one of Fitzgerald’s most popular works and is considered to be the book that launched his writing career. The novel is semi-autobiographical, meaning it contains several autobiographical

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    said the American dream was just a “covered up nightmare”. His constant theme of the wealthy is thought to have come from his love and attraction, but also distrust, of the wealthy. All of this led many people to even label Fitzgerald as a materialist. He also connected wealth with love in “This Side of Paradise," with how in the end of the novel Rosalind, after swearing an undying love, leaves Amory and marries a wealthier man. Another recurring theme is Fitzgerald's disgust with social classes

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    “This Side of Paradise” and “The Great Gatsby” two novels written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, during the post-World War I era. The novels have many similarities and differences in two main characters Amory Blaine and Jay Gatsby, “This Side of Paradise” has remained a novel while “The Great Gatsby” has been put into film in 1975. The comparisons of these two novels are based on the book and film. Blaine and Gatsby had very different lives growing up one of wealth and prestige and one of common wealth

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    Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald died believing himself a failure. Little did he know, he would become the most influential author of the 1920’s. Francis wrote many of his novels and short stories based off of events in his life. Many ideas reflected his relationship with his wife, Zelda, and his lifestyle in the Midwest. “This Side of Paradise” and “The Great Gatsby” both have main characters from the Midwest. This author did not get any credit during his life, but is now known as the most eminent author

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    Fitzgerald 's Self Mirroring Novel I chose the book This Side of Paradise because I really enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald 's style of writing. After researching Fitzgerald 's life, I am intrigued by how he parallels his own life and experiences into his novels. Amory Blaine, the novel 's protagonist, lives out a life that is most similar to that of Fitzgerald 's own, through his rebellious adolescence and pursuits for love. Fitzgerald reflects on his own troubled young adulthood during the American Jazz

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    Reception of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Bestseller, This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the first draft of his first novel in army training camps between the years 1917 and 1918. The working title was The Romantic Egoist. By February of 1918, Fitzgerald had submitted his first full draft of the novel to Charles Scribner’s Sons only to have it be rejected. In October of 1918, Fitzgerald submitted a revised version to Scribner’s and again it was rejected. Finally, in 1918 the third version

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    Frances Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896 in St. Paul Minnesota and died of a heart attack in an apartment in Hollywood on December 21st, 1940. Throughout his career, Fitzgerald wrote many works, traveled the world, and served in the United States Army. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote mostly short stories but became famous because of his novel This Side of Paradise and became even more famous because of The Great Gatsby which was released in 1925. The time period in which Fitzgerald lived played

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    “You don’t write to say something, you write because you have something to say.” F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most remarkable writers of all time during the Jazz Age. He started to reach an accomplishment of success with This Side of Paradise and accomplished it with The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels take place back in the early 1900’s; he attempts to communicate knowledge to the elocutionist, in a sophisticated, but humorous way, that making it big is not uncomplicated. Furthermore

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    American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. This quote symbolizes the simple fact that the American Dream is impossible for someone to ever attain because people are to busy dreaming about what others have, that they fail to recognize what they themselves already have attained. The American author F. Scott Fitzgerald has had an unprecedented impact on America. His novels contain recurring themes that establish the facets of modern

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