F. Scott Fitzgerald 's Life Essay

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F. Scott Fitzgerald, born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, was born on September 24, 1896 and died on December 21, 1940. He was named after Francis Scott Key, the writer of the “Star-Spangled Banner”, and also his second cousin three times removed on his fathers ' side. While both of his parents were practicing catholics, Fitzgerald grew up and chose not to follow there path. His mother, Mary McQuillan, was from an Irish-Catholic family, and she came from a family that had made a small fortune in the wholesale grocery business, while his father, Edward Fitzgerald, was the type of man that passed through multitudes of jobs in his lifetime. He started his own business that failed to take off, so he ended up getting a job with Procter & Gamble. He managed to hold that job for about a decade, but ultimately lost it and his family moved back to St. Paul, Minnesota and lived off of the wealth of money that his mom inherited from her parents. At the age of 13 he was inspired to begin writing when he saw a cartooon of a police detective in the St. Paul Academy school newspaper. When he turned 15, in the year of 1911, his parents sent him to a preparatory Catholic school in New Jersey. While he was enrolled in Newman School, the Catholic Preparatory School, he met Father Sigourney Fay who noticed his natural born talent for writing, and became a huge encouragement and pursuaded him to find a career in advancing his writing abilities. After his graduation from Newman, he stayed in New…

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