Essay on F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby

1242 Words Dec 16th, 2015 5 Pages
Growing up, F Scott Fitzgerald didn 't live life the way he wanted. He had many problems with school. Making money was also another problem that he faced even though he wrote many books. He was in debt to many people. He also had a problem with alcohol drinking. He put what he wanted to be in some of his characters. The one I have chosen to go into more depth about was Jay Gatsby. As Jay Gatsby was an almost perfect character in the story. In the story "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald used one of his characters, Jay Gatsby, to emulate who he wanted to be versus who he actually was during his lifetime.

In the story "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald used one of his characters, Jay Gatsby, to emulate who he wanted to be versus who he actually was during his lifetime. One of the reasons being that he didn 't finish school. He enrolled at Princeton University in 1913 but left before the end of his junior year because of physical illness and an unsatisfactory academic record (Harmon). Fitzgerald didn 't get to finish school because of how his grades were during the school year and before that.Although he wrote many books, he still was in debt. This side of paradise ,Flappers and Philosophers ,Tales of the Jazz, The Beautiful and the Damned, All Sad Young Men, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and Taps at Reveille are all stories that were very successful for him (harmon). He has written many stories but wasn 't exactly super successful. The amount of debts he…

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