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  • The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Myrtle Wilson, an outsider, participates in an affair with Tom Buchanan, yet falls into his trap of violence. All three of these women imitate similar personalities of women in Fitzgerald 's own life. Daisy mirrors Fitzgerald’s unrealistic dream, Ginevra King, and his wife, Zelda, while Jordan resembles Fitzgerald’s friend, Edith Cummings, as they both pursued the career of golf and propelled themselves into society as independent women. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald emphasizes the contrast

  • An Autobiographical Portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald as Jay Gatsby

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    answered Yeats¡¦ crucial question-- ¡§Does the imagination dwell the most / Upon a woman lost or a woman won?¡¨ -- by using his lost love as imaginative inspiration. For in his 1925 masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, he recreated the elusive, unattainable Ginevra as the beautiful and elegant Daisy Fay Buchanan. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald described Daisy as an almost disembodied voice which, Gatsby realized at the end, was ¡§full of money.¡¨ Fitzgerald wrote, ¡§her face was sad and lovely with bright

  • The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    alike by both being self-made men who achieves financial success. Similarly, they both achieve their financial success for the love of a woman. Gatsby felt that he needed wealth to win the hand of Daisy. For Fitzgerald it was a woman by the name of Ginevra King. While attending Princeton University,

  • Biographical Effects Of The Great Gatsby

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    Biographical effects in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald lived during the Jazz age, much like his own experiences, Gatsby encountered ambitions, challenges and desires. Through the use of important events in his own life, F. Scott Fitzgerald reflects his own ambitions such as a trying to find meaning in life Overcoming challenges that arose with the Jazz age, such as the introduction of liquor, leading to addiction. And desires, including romances and fortune, through the main character in his

  • Comparison Of The Lost Generation In The Great Gatsby

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    The 1920s witnessed a dramatic social and political change. The nation's total wealth had doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar ‘consumer society.’ Moreover, ‘The Lost Generation’ represented a group of writers in 1920s who shared the belief that they were ‘lost’ in a greedy, materialistic world that lacked moral values and often choose to flee to Europe. And one particular example was F. Scott Fitzgerald. Francis Scott Key

  • The Great Gatsby Character Analysis

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    inspiration for his female characters, following his wife Zelda, was Ginevra King, a debutante from Chicago with whom Fitzgerald shared loving correspondence with for many years. However, Fitzgerald’s relationship with Ginevra ended upon her choosing of a wealthier suitor as her fiancé rather than the poor Fitzgerald, who had become infatuated with her by the time of the engagement (Noden np). The relationship ended in toxicity, with King claiming their letter-heavy relationship to be nothing more than

  • Summary of The Great Gatsby and The How the Life of F Scott Fitzgerald Influenced the Work

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    Nick Carraway, a young man from a comfortable background, moves from Minnesota to New York in order to pursue business. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, an area filled with the newly rich but considered unfashionable. Upon arriving, Nick visits his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom whom he attended Yale with. The Buchanans live in the East Egg district, just across the harbor from West Egg and inhabited with those who come from wealthy families. While at his cousin’s

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

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    Jay Gatsby and F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald is an acclaimed American author, popularly recognized for his novel The Great Gatsby. In addition to his literary work, Fitzgerald is noted for his unstable personal life. Originally coming from a low-income background, he could not marry the woman that he first loved. Even when he met another woman, he had to acquire wealth to marry her; this drove him to publish his first novel. He married her shortly after. However, a couple years after, he

  • Illusion and Reality in The Great Gatsby Essay

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    Illusion and Reality in The Great Gatsby       The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about one man's disenchantment with the American dream. In the story we get a glimpse into the life of Jay Gatsby, a man who aspired to achieve a position among the American rich to win the heart of his true love, Daisy Fay. Gatsby's downfall was in the fact that he was unable to determine that concealed boundary between reality and illusion in his life.    The Great Gatsby is a tightly

  • Nick Carraway 's ' A Sanitarium For Alcohol And Depression '

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    In a sanitarium for Alcohol and depression, Nick Carraway writes an account of the Summer of 1922, the summer he spent in New York City and on Long Island with his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan, their friend and famous golfer Jordan Baker, and of course the famous Jay Gatsby. Nick rents a house on Long Island in the West Egg, the “new money” types as in the people who earned their wealth instead of having it handed down to them. Nick finds that he lives next to a very famous and mysterious