Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1600 Words May 4th, 2016 7 Pages
In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald presented marriage. His views on marriage were clear, Scott based his view on unloyalty and marriage. Throughout The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald made monogamy unrealistic by having unloyal characters and relationships.

It all began when Fitzgerald was married to a woman named Zelda. “They drank gin together and kissed in the back rows of the local theater. When Zelda shared her diary with Scott, he was so impressed with her writing and thoughts that he would later use many of her phrases in his stories. Zelda knew how to keep Scott interested. Although she declared her love for Scott, she continued to date others” (“F. Scott Fitzgerald: Writer of the Jazz Age.”). This shows how Zelda was into Scott but she still was unloyal to him. Scott loves Zelda a lot, “He asked Zelda to marry him, but she refused. She said she could not marry a man who she was not sure could support her in the lifestyle she wanted to live. She wanted to escape Montgomery and travel and live in exciting places” (“F. Scott Fitzgerald: Writer of the Jazz Age.”). Zelda wouldn 't marry Scott because, he didn 't live up to her standards and this reminds me of Daisy and Gatsby because, Daisy wanted a rich man with wealth so she could live the lifestyle she wanted to live. This detail shows how the author Scott Fitzgerald used his own relationship and, is the reason for writing The Great Gatsby. Scott loved Zelda with all his heart just like Gatsby loved…

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