scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,874
A boy of only five years old had such a strong imagination that he could describe his pony so vividly that his grandmother truly believed he had one only he actually didnt He told convincing stories of yachts he dreamed he had fooling quite a few people When he entered St Paul Academy he was too ambitious and too aggressive Greenfeld 8-9 11 He irritated others by continually analyzing them by his ability to see through them and writing about them He talked compulsively and demanded that attention be paid to him so much so that an article in the school paper asked if there wasnt someone who would poison Scotty or find some means to shut his mouth Greenfeld 11 This boy was to be known as Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald During his youth he dreamed of success and achievement He would eventually realize that dream through writing novels and short stories based on his own life but not without its failures F Scott Fitzgeralds novels illustrate fiction as well as autobiographical facts Fitzgerald attempted on one hand to imitate his fictional heroes and on the other hand to compensate his personals failures by the creation of imaginary characters This approach did not seem to have been a winning one for him The end of his life is an eloquent proof of this statement In 1917 a 21 year old Fitzgerald dropped out of Princeton because of his poor grades Like Dick Diver the hero of Tender Is the Night at Yale he had gone through Princeton almost succeeding but not quite Mizener 59 He then enrolled in the United States army After failing to become a football hero in college he was now hoping to show his physical strength by becoming a hero in World War One Primarily he had to finish writing the novel he had begun at the time The Romantic Egotist in case he was not to
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA