Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, grew up in an upper-middle class family where he enjoyed the traditions of the upper classes, but not the financial ability to uphold those practices. Fitzgerald acquired his fame, almost overnight, with the publication of his first book, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. His extensive … Read more

Jay Gatsby’s Dream In The Great Gatsby

In F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby, the theme of destruction is evident in the life of the character of Jay Gatsby. In order to determine the extent of this destruction it is necessary to review Gatsbys illegally acquired wealth, his artificial lifestyle and his fixation on Daisy. Throughout the entire novel all of these … Read more

The Death of the American Dream-The Great Gatsby

In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, all the characters are, in one way or another, attempting to achieve a state of happiness in their lives. The main characters are divided into two groups: the rich upper class and the poorer lower class, which struggles to attain a higher position. Though the major players seek only to … Read more

Realism in The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has been labeled a masterpiece, and perhaps even one of the greatest novels of all time. In order to be revered as a classic, a novel must have one or more qualities that place it above the rest. One of The Great Gatsby’s best qualities is Fitzgerald’s incredible use … Read more

F. Scott Fitzgerald: His Beautiful and Damned World

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born into a Catholic family in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. Educated in private prep schools and then at Princeton until 1917, when he enlisted in the army because he feared he wouldnt graduate , he was a middle-class, Midwestern boy who coveted the wonders of the East. When … Read more

Symbolism 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 … Read more

Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Everyone wants to be successful in life, but most often people take the wrong ways to get there. In the 1920s the American Dream was something that everyone struggled to have. A spouse, children, money, a big house and a car meant that someone had succeeded in life. A very important aspect was money and … Read more

Jungian View on The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgeralds classic story about the shallow aristocracy of the 1920s American society, is the topic of much interpretation. This paper is a simple proposition that the Roaring Twenties were years dominated by an SP (part of Carl Jungs archetypal psychology that will later be explained in more depth) society and … Read more

F. Scott Fitzgerald Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald comments on the lighthearted vivacity and the moral deterioration of the period. It possesses countless references to the contemporary period. The aimlessness and shallowness of the guests, the crazy extravagance of Gatsby’s parties, and the indication of Gatsby’s connection in the bootlegging business all represent the period and the American setting. But … Read more

“Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In “Babylon Revisited,” F. Scott Fitzgerald authors the story of a man trying to regain what he lost as a consequence of his former wanton lifestyle. Some things are irretrievable once they are lost, but others are not. Charlie Wales had previously, in a weak moment, agreed to transfer custody of his only child to … Read more