The Great Gatsby Research Paper

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Tristan Jones Casperson English Period 2 27 January 2015 Rough Draft Many authors use their personal experiences to create the world that their book shows. F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of these authors and wrote The Great Gatsby as a mirror to his own life, as it can be seen that there are many connections between the life of Fitzgerald and the live of the characters. The first similarity between Fitzgerald’s life and the world of The Great Gatsby is the setting. Besides the fact that the cities that were presented in the book like, Minnesota and New York, where Fitzgerald spent his life, World War 1 is an event that happened in the Fitzgerald’s early life, in which he was a part of; this was also the same for Gatsby. After World War 1, victorious…show more content…
Gatsby's visions with Daisy and her world are the sole purpose for why he try so hard to impress her with elaborate parties that shows the lack of feeling and irresponsibility of the wealthy American society after the war during the Jazz Age. Gatsby wants to live the “American Dream” with Daisy and will go through all the hardship to achieve that goal.. Through Gatsby's quest and violent death, Fitzgerald depicts the failure of the American dream in the Roaring Twenties. Fitzgerald, like Nick, saw the rich and luxurious lifestyle fun and exciting, and like Gatsby, he was amazed by the very rich and wanted to be a part of the fame and fortune. The Great Gatsby represents Fitzgerald’s attempt to confront his conflicting feelings about the Jazz Age. Like Gatsby, Fitzgerald was driven by his love for a woman who symbolized everything he wanted, even as she led him toward everything he despised. Many events from Fitzgerald’s early life appear in The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby is very similar and is thought to be the doppelganger of Fitzgerald. He was young man who idolized wealth and luxury and who falls in love with a young woman while stationed at a military camp in the South during World War 1. With the new gained fame, Fitzgerald went into a reckless life-style of parties and alcoholism, while, at the same time, trying to please Zelda with the money his writings earned. Gatsby also gets a great deal of wealth at a young age, and devotes himself to throwing parties in hopes to impress and win Daisy’s love. Also like Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway is a young man from Minnesota, educated at the Ivy League school, Yale, and moved to New York after the war hoping for a job. During Fitzgerald’s time in New York, there was corruption everywhere. This is similar to that of Meyer Wolfsheim and Jay Gatsby who

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