The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The 1920s were a time of social change and economic boosts as highlighted in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Women were liberated to vote and try out new types of provocative clothing and were encouraged to pursue their passions more than ever before. The Great Gatsby outlines what the chase of the American Dream was all about how money can corrupt a man while in search of that dream. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald exercises value placed on money and material possessions by people in 1920s and endless efforts to win over a woman’s heart. Within the novel there are evident symbols, metaphors and observant point of views that express values of economics to capture the essence of the American Dream. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul Minnesota and died on December 21, 1940 (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” 1). His parents owned a wholesale grocer before his dad decided to become a sales man forcing the family to travel back and forth between parts of New York. The moving likely started Fitzgerald’s fascination with the fast pace of the city life and what the city had to offer. He went to St. Paul Academy and printed his first writing at the age of 13. He was soon sent to Newman School soon after his printing. He meets Father Sigourney Fay in New Jersey and he encourages him to keep up his writing talent. He decides to stay in New Jersey and continue his education at Princeton University to focus on his writing. He later dropped out of…

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