The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1021 Words Sep 6th, 2015 5 Pages
The Great Gatsby (1974), Drama
Robert Redford, Bruce Dern, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston
Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction

The Truth:

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the very popular historical novel The Great Gatsby was born on September 24, 1896, St. Paul, Minnesota. He did very poorly academic wise in school, yet was able to earn a spot as a student at the ivy league Princeton University. However, shortly after it was realized that the poor academic lifestyle he once lived had not changed at all.

In 1917, Fitzgerald abandoned his life as a student to enroll in the army during World War One. F. Scott Fitzgerald was positioned on base in Montgomery, Alabama where he would become a second lieutenant and meat the women of his dreams. On base he met a young, seventeen year old woman named Zelda Sayre. There they agreed to get married, however, Zelda would do so yet until they had earned enough money to live the life wealthy of their dreams

After he had written the novel This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald had earned enough money to please Zelda to marry him. However, after the publication of This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald had grown an immense amount of fame and had grown an addiction to party. Fitzgerald knew that the money he had and with his lifestyle of parties, the money he’d earned would last forever. When he wasn’t partying, he was desperately attempting to write additional novels that will earn him the cash he needed for Zelda’s…

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