Themes Of Tender Is The Night And The Great Gatsby

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The author I have chosen is F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald wrote Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is a prominent American classic that is enjoyed by most. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald ties in many themes such as the hope for the unreachable depicted in the green light, and the corruption of the 1920s. In Tender is the Night, Fitzgerald uses themes such as love, betrayal, and deceit. The reason why I chose Fitzgerald is because in his novels he ties in a plentiful amount of themes, both hidden and obvious. Fitzgerald’s books are page turning, best sellers that everybody should read and savor.
The 1920s were known as the Jazz Age for the new music that emerged called Jazz. Women started dressing differently, and
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Growing up in a middle class family from Minnesota, Fitzgerald would always try to be popular and wealthy. Throughout all of Fitzgerald’s stories, he compares the characters to people in his own life. In his novel This Side of Paradise, he uses Isabelle as a symbol of his first love, Ginevra King, whom he was never wealthy enough to marry. In The Great Gatsby, he uses his wife as an inspiration for the character of Daisy. Fitzgerald as well as Gatsby, never felt enough for the beautiful one they strived for. However, with the same theme of comparing characters in his writing, he belittled them also. In This Side of Paradise he gave the main character, Amory Blaine, family characteristics that he thought he deserved in his own …show more content…
The Great Gatsby is a forbidden love story between the author Nick Caraway’s cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby. Daisy is Gatsby’s old love, who Gatsby has never given up on. Gatsby throws lavish parties in hopes of winning over Daisy. In the end, Gatsby takes his life, with a shred of hope of love. The book ties together many themes, such as love, greed, American values, and wealth. The famous green light symbolizes the love that Gatsby had set his sights on, but never reached. The book was not as big as Fitzgerald had hoped, yet today stands as an American

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