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Zelda & F. Scott Fitzgerald
Transcript of Zelda & F. Scott Fitzgerald
His parents are Edward and Mollie and he grew up in an upper middle class Catholic family.
He was named for his distant cousin and author of the national anthem.
In high school he wrote for the newspaper
He dropped out of Princeton University and joined the army. In 1918 he was sent to Camp Sheridan near Montgomery, Alabama where he met and fell in love with his future wife, Zelda Montgomery. Their Marriage Fitzgerald used Zelda as an inspiration in his writings. He quoted her in letters and used her personality to describe characters in books.
Zelda desperately wanted to be respected in her own right, not just because of her husband.
They later blamed each other for stifling the other's creativity. Zelda Fitzgerald- Early Life Born in Montgomery, Alabama on July 24, 1900
Parents, Minnie and Anthony, raised her to be carefree and spoiled.
She was the youngest of six children
She met Fitzgerald at a party when she was 18
Fitzgerald proposed to her in 1919 but she broke off the engagement due to the stress of him not having any money.
She married him a week after his first novel was published Important Writings Zelda:
Save Me the Waltz: A loosely autobiographical novel about an aspiring ballerina.
Scandalabra: A play that she Zelda wrote while she was in the hospital.
The Great Gatsby: A novel about an enigmatic man named Gatsby.
The Beautiful and Damned: A novel about wealthy New Yorkers during the jazz age.
Tender is the Night: A novel about Zelda and F. Scott's marriage.
This Side of Paradise: A novel about post-WWI youth. Zelda Fitzgerald- Late Life She had a daughter named Scottie in 1921.
Led a lavish life of fame and fortune
In 1928, Zelda's desire to make something of herself apart from her husband caused her to study ballet obsessively.
This damaged her health after three years of intense training. Bibliography F. Scott Fitzgerald- Late Life When Zelda tried to publish her novel 'Save me the Waltz' Fitzgerald made her cut out bits that he wanted to use in 'Tender is the Night.' She was diagnosed with Schizophrenia
Zelda spent most of her later life in hospitals.
1936-1937 is known as the 'crack up.' Scottie was sent to boarding school and the Fitzgeralds were broke.
While Zelda was in the hospital she wrote and painted. Her paintings and writings reflected her mental state and the trouble with her marriage. Fitzgerald became alcoholic and very in debt.
In 1937, Fitzgerald went to Hollywood alone and wrote for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
This job allowed him to pay off his debts.
He fell in love with movie columnist Shelia Graham.
He died of a heart attack in 1940.
He felt like he had failed as a writer, and he blamed Zelda. Works Cited
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