Norms For Sin In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Roaring Twenties was a dramatic time period that will go down in history for the vast trends that it brought about. It came at the conclusion of World War I, when patriotism was at an all-time high, along with the heights of new buildings and economic prosperity. Unfortunately, these were not the only trends that grew to new heights, as sin, also, grew to an unforeseen everyday norm, especially for the wealthy. Author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, fictionalizes these record-setting norms for sin, most notably for the wealthy, in his popular novel, The Great Gatsby. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was born to the parents of Edward Fitzgerald and Mary McQuillan. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mother was a daughter of wholesale grocers from an Irish-Catholic family in Minnesota. His father was an unsuccessful businessman in the wicker furniture industry. After his failure, he became a salesman for Procter & Gamble which moved his family to upstate New York. He …show more content…
He was known for being a handsome, intelligent, and an ambitious young boy. At the age of thirteen, he witnessed his first piece of writing get published while he was attending St. Paul Academy. His work became printed words in the school newspaper and was a detective story. Two years later, in 1911, his parents thought they could do better with young Fitzgerald’s education, so they sent him to a prestigious Catholic preparatory school in New Jersey with the name of Newman School. The time he had at this new school became the place where he contemplated pursuing a career as an author. He met Father Sigourney Fay, who quickly took note of his talent and encouraged him to pursue such an occupation. F. Scott Fitzgerald made that thought a reality, as he decided to continue his development in the arts, after graduation, at Princeton University (“F. Scott

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