F Scott Fitzgeralds Influence On The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was a writer who did not receive the credit he deserved during his lifetime. His personal life had an effect on the way he wrote. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lifestyle and his book, The Great Gatsby, fit in perfectly with the Jazz Age during the roaring 20’s. He wrote in a traditional writing style, which also helped him fit into the Lost Generation. F. Scott Fitzgerald was influenced by his marriage and his problems with alcohol during his life. His figurative language and traditional writing showed how he fits into the Jazz Age and the Modernism/The Lost Generation of American Literature.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to a loving mother and an alcoholic father. His father was considered a failure
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The Jazz Age was in full effect from around the mid 1920’s (“People and Events”). It was a time when people wanted to have fun and feel young again. It was also a time when older generations considered them a wild generation who had lost their moral compass (“People and Events”). It seemed that during this time the law did not mean as much as it once did. Fitzgerald and Zelda moved to France to experience the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and famous. They wanted to drink from flasks, dance till dawn, and jump into fountains at the end of a big party (History.com Staff). After the war people wanted to live again, so if they could afford a live a rich life they would. The Jazz Age glorified what it was like to live in the city so much that people began arriving in the cities in big groups to experience the city life like everyone else (“People and Events”). As F. Scott Fitzgerald said “the parities were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher, the morals looser.” (“People and Events”). F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in 1924 which glorified the lives of those who were rich and lived extravagant lifestyles. It fit in perfectly during this time because it was what everyone was wanting to experience; they all wanted to live a life like he had written about. The glorious Jazz Age ended after the crash of the stock market in 1929 (“People and Events”). After the stock market crashed no one was able to afford the lifestyles they were recently

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