Living Characters In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
The social and love life of the Fitzgerald’s marriage is a main source of inspiration for the characters: Daisy, Tom, and Gatsby, in the Great Gatsby
The stories F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote always represented even the tiniest parts and events of his life, even as subtle mention in his novels like the Great Gatsby.
Beginning with his raising, Fitzgerald’s name was given to by him his parents: Edward Fitzgerald, a hard worker without a good income, and even though he drank more than he should, he was the one to teach his only son manners. Scott Fitzgerald’s mother, Mary “Mollie” McQuillan couldn’t provide any aristocratic connections from her family. Because of this reason, she took pride into having married Edward Fitzgerald, …show more content…
It was not doubt that he loved his father, but he could hardly feel respect for him due to the low-middle class lifestyle they lived on. Scott would usually think of himself as a descendent of royal blood who had ended up in the Fitzgerald’s house. We hear this same story in the Great Gatsby, when Gatsby tells Nick about his past “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful… his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all”. In the story, Fitzgerald uses Gatsby as way to express those conflicting feelings he had, and these same experiences help to construct a background for the person of Jay Gatsby.
This also relates as a reason to justified Gatsby’s displeasure when it came to drinking. Fitzgerald’s father was also fond of alcohol like Dan Cody, Gatsby’s mentor, and also taught him manners like this same one did to Gatsby. But here the only difference is that, unlike Gatsby, the sight of the effects of alcoholism didn’t affected F. Scott Fitzgerald as much as Gatsby, since he ended up submitting to it. In fact, alcoholism is one of the reasons he left many of his stories and novels incomplete or in a state of …show more content…
She practice ballets and was fond of assisting to elite club dances, like the one she met Scott Fitzgerald in July after a month of finishing high school. But young Zelda and Daisy were not really related when it to attitude in their personalities, with Daisy being more submissive and Zelda being of what it became the modern new women of the 1920s, a flapper. The character of Daisy is better portrayed by the image or illusion he had from Zelda, and even she tells him, in one of their letters, to stop himself from picturing her as damsel in tower. Fitzgerald used his wife as an inspiration, either being the pure Daisy he built up, or using Zelda’s point of view from reality. He also uses Zelda’s affair with an aviator in the Great Gatsby, although this time he isn’t Gatsby but Tom. Tom is one of the closest characters that can really portray Fitzgerald’s persona. Being a ruthless and oppressive husband who would have affairs but wouldn’t tolerate for his wife to have one. Fitzgerald was also like this through his marriage with Zelda, accusing her of plagiarism and taking his ideas for the creation of his next book “Tender Is The Night”, he forced her to edit and take some parts out of the one she was writing, which, with different names, was a story that exemplified her experienced in her marriage with the