The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1206 Words Mar 18th, 2016 5 Pages
The 1920’s is often known as the Roaring Twenties, due to its innovative modifications and economic changes sweeping the American lifestyle. While reaching this time period, many influential writers in literature arose, it is almost certain that the names F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Frost, and James Weldon Johnson, will be found. Each of the writers has their own personal style of writing and each one of their lives has influenced past and present generations for the progress of American Literature.

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author and short story essayist, whose works are the symbolic compositions of the Jazz Age. As one of the Lost Generations writers, he helped shed light onto the decay of society and the emptiness felt as the world tried to forget about the problems caused from World War 1. Fitzgerald really demonstrated problems that derive from greed, consumerism, and alcohol as a way to mask pain. Born in St. Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald dropped out of Princeton University to join the US Army. Struggling with alcoholism and his wife mental illness, Fitzgerald attempted to reinvent himself as a screenwriter. He died before completing his final novel The Last Tycoon.

Francis wrote numerous short stories and novels such as The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, The Last Tycoon, and This Side of Paradise. Fitzgerald was an specialist of the American culture; he lived and understood it significantly. One of his most famous novels, The Great Gatsby,…

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