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    This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the story of a boy, then man, named Amory Blaine. Amory lived a certain lifestyle, and things would typically go his way in his childhood. For example, his mother sent him away to boarding school when he wanted to, he got into Princeton, and he typically got the girl he wanted. Amory was mature compared this his peers, clever, and handsome. Overall, he seemed like a very “lucky” person, especially since he was born into money, got to travel, and go to the schools of his choices. Amory was so involved with becoming the center of attention and the best on campus; however, he put little work into his actual studies. His downfall came after failing a class at Princeton. From there, he went to war,…

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    This Side of Paradise Analysis Amory Blaine is both eccentric and idealistic, but the world is harsh and unaccepting to his brilliant young mind and ideals. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, This Side of Paradise, explores the harsh realities of growing up and the changes time and the fragile twentieth-century society begins to have on the turbulent and hopelessly unconventional Amory Blaine. Throughout the novel, themes similar to those described in Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a…

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    The first work to discuss concerning the concept of decadence in the novels written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald is This Side of Paradise. It was not only the first novel written by Fitzgerald, but also his most popular work till his death in 1940. (Bruccoli158).(?) The analysis of the concept of decadence in This Side of Paradise applies mainly to the main protagonist, Amory Blanie. His character, behaviour and ideology is marked by degeneration, and immorality. This Side of…

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    school, but he found himself not knowing what he wanted with his life. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, This Side of Paradise, Amory Blaine spends his life in and out of schools, trying to find what he wants in life. He then moves back to Minneapolis and has a reencounter…

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    and This Side of Paradise While published in 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise, dealt with themes of class and love which continue to resonate today. Just four years later the author penned the novel for which he is perhaps best known, The Great Gatsby. Scholars have pointed to similarities in themes amongst Fitzgerald’s works including both The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise, however far less common is an analysis of how his literary works may compare…

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    Character Analysis of Amory Blaine in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise In This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald follows a young Amory Blaine through his twenties and his attempts to find himself and what he values. After attending the boarding school, he was accepted and attended Princeton, but from lack of desire and the entrance of World World I he dropped out of Princeton and enlisted. Despite growing up in the upper class, through the death of his mother and poor financial…

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    Have you ever read a book so good that it makes you feel like a character is based upon yourself? Have you ever imagined being the hero in a book, or a villain, or just the main character of a novel? In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel This side of Paradise, that is exactly what Fitzgerald has done, with not only himself but people from his life as well. When you psychoanalyze the characters from This Side of Paradise, you can see how similar they are to their real life counterparts. This…

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    For this final project, the two pieces of literary work that will be analyzed are This Side of Paradise and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This Side of Paradise is the first novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald that propelled the then twenty-four-year-old author into the limelight. The brilliant novel was published in 1920 (Lost Generation) and revolves around Amory Blaine, who seems to be loosely inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald himself. Amory Blaine is a poise, narcissistic and avaricious…

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    One of the most famous authors of American history, F. Scott Fitzgerald started out as a nothing, and he was a nothing. After he wrote his first novel to win over his one love, Zelda, Fitzgerald was a star. This first novel, This Side of Paradise, was his big break. The irony, though, is that Fitzgerald has a rags to riches story while his main character, Amory Blaine, has a riches to rags story. Fitzgerald used the society around him to assist in the historical context of the novel. He used the…

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    The question whether a person’s character is shaped solely by inherited traits or also by experiences and social interactions is the central topic of the ongoing nature vs. nurture debate amongst psychologists and sociologists. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays various kinds of social interactions as the protagonist Amory Blaine meets many different people throughout his life. While he crosses paths with some people without any repercussions, other people continue to have a…

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