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F. Scott Fitzgerald Presentation
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1908: Family moves back to St. Paul, MN. and live off of Mary's inheritance. F.S. Fitzgerald enrolls in St. Paul Academy.
1909: At 14, Fitzgerald sees his detective story "The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage" appear in print for the first time in the school paper titled Now and Then.
1911: Fitzgerald enters Newman School, a prestigious Catholic preparatory school in New Jersey where he meets his mentor Father Sigourney Fay.
1913: F. Scott enters Princeton with class of 1917. He writes scrips and lyrics for the Princeton Triangle Club musicals and contributes to the Princeton Tiger and the Nassau Literary Magazine. Biography "The Lost Decade" Literary Era :
Modernism 1915: F.S. Fitzgerald meets his first serious love Ginevra King in St. Paul.
1917: Fitzgerald is put on Academic Probation for neglecting his studies. He enlists in the Army and reports for duty at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. as an infantry second lieutenant. Afraid he might die in the war, Fitzgerald quickly writes his novel titled The Romantic Egotist.
1918: Fitzgerald meets Zelda Sayre at a country club dance in Montgomery, AL. Publisher rejects Fitzgerald's novel The Romantic Egotist and encourages Fitzgerald to revise it and try again. War ends before Fitzgerald is sent overseas to battle.
1919: Fitzgerald is discharged from the Army. In hopes of marrying Zelda, he takes an advertising job in New York. Zelda breaks the engagement because Fitzgerald lacks fame and wealth. Fitzgerald leaves his job and moves back to his parent's house to work on his book. His new novel manuscript titled This Side of Paradise is accepted by editor Maxwell Perkins. Biography 1920: Fame comes almost instantly for Fitzgerald when his novel This Side of Paradise is published. Marries Zelda Sayre a week later. Publishes his first collection of short stories titled Flappers and Philosophers.
1921: F. Scott Fitzgerald's only daughter, Frances Scott (Scottie) is born. F. Scott begins working on his next novel The Beautiful and The Damned.
1922: The novel The Beautiful and The Damned is published as well as short story "The Diamond as big as the Ritz".
1924: The Fitzgeralds move to France, where they spend the majority of the next seven years. F. Scott begins writing The Great Gatsby.
1925: The Great Gatsby is published. Fitzgerald meets the young Ernest Hemingway.
1930: Zelda Fitzgerald has her first nervous breakdown. Biography Modernism
Modernism took place during the 1920's
Due to the ups and downs society had been though, after WWI people began to view life differently which led them to "rebel".
This era was also known as "The Jazz Age". This name was given to the era by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
People were partying and drinking and enjoying life
Women at this time began working and were able to vote, this changed the way women saw life and it was reflected greatly on their appearance. They began to wear shorter dresses, cut their hair short and smoke and drink in public.
Prohibition was taking place during this time. Many became rich by selling liquor illegally.
Authors began to write about things people previously would not dare to write about. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many example of what is going on in this time era in his book, The Great Gatsby. They are seen throughout his story. The Great Gatsby Gatsby shows his dislike for immigrants in his story. During this time, American had a big problem with immigrants. Many immigrants were coming and people felt they were taking jobs away from Americans.
The characters in the story represent the upper and middle class. During this time many people were wealthy and living well.
Prohibition was a problem during this time. Many were getting rich by illegally selling liquor. Gatsby was illegally selling liquor and making his money this way.
Gatsby would have many parties, in these parties woman were seen drinking and smoking in public, this was something never seen before until this time era.
During this time people were partying and having a good time, this was seen throughout the book. Bruccoli, M. (2003). A Brief Life of Fitzgerald. In F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary. Retrieved October 3, 2012, from University of South Carolina website: http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html
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The Great Gatsby 1931-34: Fitzgeralds move back to America. The Saturday Evening Post publishes short stories "Babylon Revisited" and Emotional Bankruptcy". Zelda suffers her third nervous breakdown.
1937: Fitzgerald's last story for The Saturday Evening Post "Trouble" is published. Fitzgerald moves to Hollywood to take a job as a screenwriter. There he meets writer and movie critic Sheila Graham, they begin an affair.
1939: Fitzgerald loses his contract with MGM and spends the year doing freelance work. He is in and out of the hospital due to alcoholism. Fitzgerald works briefly on Gone With the Wind. He begins work on his final novel The Last Tycoon.
1940: F. Scott Fitzgerald survives a heart attack in November of this year. However, a second heart attack a month later claims his life in the apartment of his lover Sheila Graham. Biography Summary & Analysis of Works "The Lost Decade" Summary & Analysis of Works "Babylon Revisited" The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald based on "The great depression that took place in the 1920's and lasted all the way to 1929. The setting of the novel contributed greatly to its popularity following its early release, but the book did not receive widespread attention until after Fitzgerald's death in 1940. F. Scott Fitzgerald was indecisive about the name. He went through quite a few different titles until finally settling on “The Great Gatsby.” “Fitzgerald shifted between Gatsby; Among Ash-Heaps and Millionaires; Trimalchio; Trimalchio in West Egg; On the Road to West Egg; Under the Red, White, and Blue; Gold-Hatted Gatsby and The High-Bouncing Lover.” Francis Scott Fitzgerald began writing the novel in 1923, basing its setting and characters on his own experiences living on Long Island, New York at the time. 1st Published in the Esquire December 1939 About a recovering alcoholic Trimble Lost a decade due to drunkeness Orrison wonders where Trimble has been Now appreciates & experiences life Away from civilization Maybe in jail Very short story Given a mystery Solved fast Parallel to his personal life: Wife & daughter Parallel to his career: Our past will always be there Enjoy & appreciate life published right before his death Written in the US, in 1924 Published in 1925 "Babylon Revisited" Summary & Analysis
of Works: -One of his finest short stories
-Published in the Saturday Evening Post 1931
-About a recovering alcoholic Charlie Whales
-Lost wife and custody of daughter
-Charlie wants custody of daughter Honoria -Babylon
Ancient sinful city
-Honoria plays with doll
Acts like an adult
-Bartender doesn't know about daughter
Charlie never spoke about family Symbolism: Significances of
Fitzgerald's Writings -Spoke of the current issues that were taking place after The Great War.
-Reflected the sentiment of the youth as they rebelled against social norms.
-Detailed the beginning of a new cultural norm.
-Brought an openness about current issues that was not present prior to the Roaring Twenties. Social Significance - Help give us an accurate portrayal of the cultural climate of that time.
-Testify to the historical information that is consistent with the Roaring Twenties.
-Documents The Prohibition Historical Significance -Significances of Fitzgerald's Writings
-Writings are honest and relatable.
-Relates to youth and adults.
-Bridges a connection between modern day and Roaring Twenties.
-We can see ourselves in his writings. Significance of Fitzgerald Today Why do we still read Fitzgerald today?