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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
His life in the 1920's
Who was Scott Fitzgerald
Full name: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Born: St. Paul, Minnesota on September 24, 1896
*His family lived on his mother's inheritance
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Action is character
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Early life
*Ignored his studies
*Joined the Army in 1917
*In the Army met his wife Zelda
*Zelda broke off the engagment due to lack of financial stability
*Wrote This Side of Paradise on March 26, 1920 which made him an overnight sensation
*Married Zelda a week later
Who was he in the 1920s?
*He lived the high life as a young celebrity
*Child Frances "Scottie" was born in the year 1921
*In 1922 Fitzgerald's play "The Vegetable" failed causing him to spiral into debt
*Him and his wife began to drink
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
His troubles continue
*In 1926 Zelda's affairs continue and so does Fitzgerald's drinking
*Zelda's health began depleating
Fitzgerald wrote his greatest work, "The Great Gatsby" in 1924
People began to discredit his work due to his drinking
Also in 1924 he discovered that his wife was cheating on him
What did he accomplish in the 1920s?
*The Great Gatsby was his greatest accomplishment

The story was closely related to his life which only made the story more enticing and easier for the reader to connect to. The novel featured many scandalous topics that were currently taking place in the cities. These included bootlegging and affairs which Fitzgerald was very familiar with. Some may say that Gatsby was modeled after Fitzgerald himself and Daisy after his wife Zelda.
The Great Gatsby
His end
He died on December 21, 1940 due to a heart attack. It was said to be caused by his drinking problem and tuberculosis
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the school masters of ever afterward.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
His contributions
*He contributed to the uprising of female courage through his characters
*He was connected to Lindbergh
*He coined the term "Jazz Age"
Created by: Jenna Herberson
Nina Futch
Period 4

The Great Gatsby 2013
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