Compare And Contrast F Scott Fitzgeralds In The Great Gatsby

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Authors are known for drawing inspiration from their lives when writing or just being quite similar to their works; this is obviously no different for F Scott Fitzgerald. Using F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece, “the Great Gatsby”, this becomes very easy to see. Many of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s main, secondary, and minor characters prove to resemble Fitzgerald and elements in his life.
In the previously mentioned work, most of the characters’ actions, history, and motivations suggest they manifested from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s experiences and relationships. Jay Gatsby, the main character of “The Great Gatsby”, is a prime example of this. Jay Gatsby and Fitzgerald’s early starts were alike in the sense that they both had mentors; “Dan
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One of the main similarities of focus, though, is what they both encounter during their service. “During his[Gatsby’s] training for the infantry in World War I, 27-year-old Gatsby met and fell in love with 18-year-old debutante Daisy Fay,” and while “Fitzgerald was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry and assigned to Camp Sheridan outside of Montgomery, Alabama… he met and fell in love with a beautiful 18-year-old girl named Zelda Sayre, the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court judge.” Mad love was present for both of them during their service days, yet they both met obstacles, which seemed to parallel in reality and the book. However, while the timing and setting of Daisy’s and Gatsby’s meeting may parallel Zelda’s and Fitzgerald’s, Ginevra King was a more obvious muse for Daisy, if not the whole book. Ginevra King was a well-known Chicago debutante who, after years of courting, “wrote to Fitzgerald, telling of her engagement to William Mitchell, the son of her father 's business associate,” after realizing she couldn’t marry poor. Gatsby, “received a letter from Daisy, telling him that she had married the wealthy Tom Buchanan. Gatsby then decided to commit his life to becoming a man of the kind of wealth and stature he believed would win Daisy 's love.” Fitzgerald was also inspired to become successful after his chance at love had been disrupted because he wasn’t good enough- or rather because his bank account wasn’t. The difference is that Fitzgerald settled for Zelda(who also refused to marry him until he became rich), but Gatsby had slowly become obsessed with his corrupted dream to be with

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