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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
His Family
- born in St. Paul, MN on Sept. 24, 1896

- His mother was Mary "Mollie" McQuillan.

- His father was Edward Fitzgerald.

- F. Scott and his sister, Annabelle, were the only two out of five Fitzgerald
to survive infancy.
- moved to Buffalo, NY in 1903 and began to take writing seriously

- returned to St. Paul and attends St. Paul

- published his first story in the school newspaper

- attended a prestigious Catholic prep school in Hackensack, NJ

- enrolled in Princeton University where he wrote plays

- dropped out completely to join the army in 1917
Soldier years
- became a Second Lieutenant and reported to Leavensworth, Kansas

- discharged from the army and went to work for the Barron
Collier Advertising Agency

- didn't reenlist in the army because he wanted to focus on
his writings and the love of his life,
Zelda Sayre.
Zelda Sayre
- Fitzgerald met Zelda Sayre in July 1918, and they became engaged in March
of 1919.

- She broke off the engagement in June 1919

- became re-engaged in November 1919

- This Side of Paradise was published in 1920.

- On April 3, 1920 Fitzgerald and Zelda get married
and move to Westport, CT.

- Zelda was a dancer and writer who suffered from
Married life
- moved to St. Paul for the birth of their daughter, Frances
Scott Fitzgerald
- moved to Great Neck, Long Island in 1922
- From 1920 to 1936, they have traveled across the country
- From1924 to 1931, they live in Paris, France.
Married Life
- Zelda had her first breakdown in Europe in 1930 and enters Prangins hospital

- second breakdown occurs in 1932 in Baltimore
and she is hospitalized in John Hopkins University

- third breakdown occurs in 1934 also in
Baltimore and is hospitalized at Sheppard- Pratt

- she moves to Highland Hospital until 1940

- in 1940 she stays with her mother

- Fitzgerald meets his mistress, Sheilah Graham, and they
continue their affair until Fitzgerald's death in 1940.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Death
- constantly suffered from writer's block and alcoholism
- suffered from a heart attack and dies on Dec.
21, 1940
- buried in Rockville Union Cemetery
Zelda's Death
- In 1947, Zelda returns to Highland Hospital
and a year later she dies in a fire at the hospital.
- buried next to Fitzgerald on March 17
Fitzgerald's short stories
- Flappers and Philosophers (1920)

- Tales of the Jazz Age (1922)

- All the Sad Young Men (1926)

- Taps at Reveille (1935)
HIs Novels
- This Side of Paradise (1920)

- The Beautiful and the Damned (1922)

- The Great Gatsby (1925)

- Tender is the Night (1934)

- The Love of the Last Tycoon (1941)

- The Crack- Up (1941)
- The Vegetable, or From President to Postman
The Great gatsby
- Protagonist: Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby

- Antagonist: Tom Buchanan

- Daisy Buchanan: Tom's wife, Gatsby's mistress, Nick's cousin

- Jordan Baker: professional golfer, begins a relationship with Nick

- Myrtle Wilson: Tom's mistress, George's wife

- George Wilson: Myrtle's husband, Gatsby's murderer
How Fitzgerald's life reflects in the great gatsby
- Jay Gatsby was stationed the same place Fitzgerald was, Camp Zachary Taylor near Louisville, Kentucky.

- Zelda says "I hope its beautiful and a fool- a beautiful fool", which is also quoted by Daisy Buchanan.

- The Fitzgeralds lived in Great Neck, Long Island which turns into the fictatious setting of West Egg and East Egg.

- Gatsby's lifestyle mirrors Fitzgerald's lifestyle as far as drinking and partying.

- Fitzgerald's affair with Sheilah was similar to Tom and Myrtle's affair.
Money can't buy you happiness.
ex. Gatsby had all the money he wanted to win
Daisy back, but at the end he ended up losing
Daisy and his life.
Differences In the great gatsby NOvel and movie
In the Movie:

- Nick is in a sanitorium to treat his alcoholism.

- While in the sanitorium, Nick writes about his encounter with

- Gatsby tells Nick that his real name is Jay Gatz and that
he was born penniless, instead of his father at his

- Nobody comes to Gatsby's funeral except for reporters.

- Nick never had a relationship with Jordan.

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