The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Before World War I, people came to the United States because they wanted to build a new life. When the 1920s came about, the american lifestyle began to drastically change, society’s morals were suddenly becoming flawed. This corrupt way of living became the norm of society and is evident through the voice of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was suddenly speaking very prominently through his works of the jazz age. The Great Gatsby, one of his most significant novels of this time, exemplifies the era perfectly, proving that happiness was only to be found in the joys of human desires.
In St. Paul, Minnesota on September 24, 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerald was born. Growing up, Fitzgerald had a normal childhood; he came from a lower class family. When it was time for him to go to college he enrolled at Princeton University in the fall of 1913. “It was during his years at Princeton that Fitzgerald first applied himself to the pursuit of a literary life” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). But due to this new lifestyle, he was disregarding his schoolwork and was placed on academic probation. In 1917, Fitzgerald dropped out of college and pursued the army. A year later, he was assigned to Camp Sheridan just outside of Montgomery, Alabama, where he met Zelda Sayre, the daughter of a wealthy family. During this time, Fitzgerald was working on a novel that he hoped would bring him wealth and success, but it was rejected by the publisher. Because Fitzgerald was not a wealthy man, Zelda refused his hand…

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