The Great Fitzgerald By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The Great Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was formative figure in the emerging generation of the 1920’s. He was the voice no one else could capture. He wrote from personal experiences which made him more credible then others, and exaggerated the stories in order to meet the desires of the generation for the more lavish life styles in the growing counterculture. In his short stories: “A Winter’s Dream”, “The Rich Boy,” and “A Diamond as Big as The Ritz.” These stories exemplify a new form of the American voice for the people who were changing the societal norm. With Fitzgerald’s personal life experience in his writings, he gave an understanding voice to the growing class of the 20’s. He was notorious for writing bitter- sweet love stories that most likely came from his own love life. Zelda (his wife) was toxic: she was manipulative and superficial like so many people from this time period. Fitzgerald’s life showed how part of the new society was impulsive and obsessed with luxuriant living and his adamant chase for her love gave him an insight in to people’s unsurpassed need for worldly things. The Fitzgerald’s need for fame and “to have fun” and their reputation as “hard drinkers” gave him an expansive understanding of the party scene (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” 3). His experiences gave a voice to those who valued partying over working. However, with the growing economic bubble this party would soon end. With the Great Depression, Fitzgerald’s fame crashed. As…

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