Character Analysis Of Babylon Revisited By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Babylon Revisited, a short story written by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, was written in 1930, but was first published in 1931 in the Saturday Evening Post. The author, Fitzgerald, was known for his turbulent personal life (“F. Scott Fitzgerald”). Beginning in the 1920s, Fitzgerald embraced his new celebrity status by living a lifestyle that involved heavy partying (“F. Scott Fitzgerald”). Fitzgerald’s personal life was somewhat shown through Babylon Revisited. The majority of literature is typically influenced by the present circumstances at the time the text is written. This short story, Babylon Revisited, is heavily influenced by many of the historical events that we know today as the roaring 20s and then ultimately, the effects of the …show more content…
Based on the images and the price of the post being 5 cents, one can tell that it was a post aimed at middle-high class white people (people who made it through the hard times okay). All of the images in the publication are people dressed in expensive, rich clothing, and in some cases there are people dining at elegant restaurants. Also, there is an ad for the product of Vaseline Hair Tonic; another reason one can tell that this was not aimed at the struggling population at the time. Another ad displayed in the publication was for an Electric Floor Machine by the company Finnel, which makes the target audience even more clear. One image in particular is an image of Charlie, his daughter, and her doll that he bought for her riding in a carriage. In the picture, Charlie seems to be zoning off, looking as if he is a poor father who is disconnected with his daughter. He looks worn out and as if he has already lost his daughter, even though she is sitting right next to him. Honoria’s doll is standing in for Honoria, who is being a parent to her doll in the way that her father is not to herself. Honoria is learning from her father’s mistakes in a way and takes on the responsibility of mothering her doll. Also, in this image, Honoria seems to be looking at the reader of the post, which makes the reader question whether to identify with her instead of Charlie. The majority of the images are not revolved around his daughter, but around his elegant lifestyle. The publication, when focusing on the images, makes it seem as if Charlie is relieved that he didn’t get his daughter in the end of the

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