Similarities Between F Scott Fitzgerald And The Great Gatsby

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Behind the Scenes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby was written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald is an all time favorite and one of the most overrated books in the U.S. This masterpiece was written in the 1920’s, an era where the country seemed almost perfect. The economy was at its peak, money was spent like crazy, alcohol was prohibited making it more desirable, expensive, and making illegal distributors filthy rich. The way people drove their lives in this era was spectacular and extravagant giving Fitzgerald a great inspiration to write this book which was banned in 1987 due to its language and sexual references.
Books have been banned over the centuries for various reasons, some significant some ridiculous.
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Paul, Minnesota to Mary McQuillan and Edward Fitzgerald who had a furniture store that failed which forced him to be a salesperson for Procter and Gamble. This occupation had the family moving back and forth between Buffalo and Syracuse New York during Fitzgerald's first ten years. When Francis was 12, he lost his job which led them to go live off the mother’s inheritance back in his home-town. Francis was his parent’s pride and joy being handsome, smart, and ambitious. His talent was discovered at the young age of 13 where he wrote a detective story that was published in the school paper. His talent was like a flower early blooming beautiful and impressive. At the age of 15, he was sent to the Newman School which was a prestigious preparatory school in New Jersey. The academy was Catholic. Therefore, he met a priest named Sigourney Fay who noticed his great talent and encouraged him to follow his dream with courage and ambition. He later went to Princeton University where he wrote scripts for the school plays. After this he dropped out after being put on academic probation to join the U.S. Army where he was a second lieutenant and assigned to Camp Sheridan in Alabama where he met the love of his life, Zelda Sayre. After being deployed, he went to New York and worked on his novel ‘This side of Paradise’ which was a success that got him to be known and was enough to make Zelda marry him. He lived and …show more content…
Figurative language in the novel, including similes, metaphors, and personification were perfectly portrayed as well.(, example there is a simile which is very famous for its unimaginable comparison.“In his blue gardens, men, and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” This means his house was always full of people comparing them to moths in a garden coming and going. Fitzgerald did this to make it unique and not vague. This book will always be remembered due to the beautiful way he slid in these literary devices that gave it that distinctive and authentic