F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby Essays

1088 Words Apr 4th, 2016 5 Pages
F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the many well known authors of the 20th century. Fitzgerald produced many works including The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and This Side of Paradise. Fitzgerald’s success started in his early 20’s and is comparable to that of Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. Fitzgerald was viewed as a bit superficial and many people thought of him as such. Fitzgerald’s impact has lasted for over 100 years and while there have been various other prominent authors prior to Fitzgerald his name is still known throughout literature.
Fitzgerald’s works had differing effects throughout critics. Some critics revered Fitzgerald’s works as that of great impact and language. Other critics claimed that Fitzgerald failed to get “under the skin of its people” (Boon 61). Fitzgerald’s purpose for writing was “for the youth of his generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward” (Boon 60). Throughout the various there have been a number of good and bad things said about Fitzgerald but it is impossible to say his influence has not lasted through the years. One of the most prominent critiques about Fitzgerald is his effective use of language in his novels and stories.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Mollie and Edward Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald’s great-great-great grandfather was Francis Scott Key, composer of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Scott only ever had one sibling all 3 other children of his…

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