The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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“The beauty of all literature is that you discover that your longings are universal longings, that you 're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong” (Fitzgerald, n.d). Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was known as the voice of a lost generation. His quote illustrates his uncanny ability to write about pressing issues seen in the nineteen twenties. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, better known as F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American writer that is still regarded as one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. I have chosen F. Scott Fitzgerald as the topic of this paper because I would argue that he is the most notable author of the twentieth century. I am also a fan of the Roaring Twenties and The Jazz Age. This time period in American history was characterized by economic prosperity, freedom, and rebellion. F. Scott Fitzgerald lived the decade and his writing was a direct reflection on the social lives of young Americans during the Jazz Age. His work is as important today as it was 100 years ago as it gives readers insight into the Jazz Age (Kauffman, 2013).
Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in the year 1896 to a mother of Irish heritage and a father of English heritage. Although he was born in Minnesota, he was raised in upstate New York. He attended Catholic school in Buffalo where is knack for literature and innate talent for writing were revealed. Coming from an upper middle class family he was given the support he needed from his family to develop his…

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