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The Roaring Twenties was a period of frivolous days and exciting nights Times were prosperous and life was good for most In The Great Gatsby published in 1925 F Scott Fitzgerald writes about the fictitious life of Jay Gatsby a self-made millionaire Gross 1 The setting of the novel is New York in the twenties a time and place where people were jovial and carefree In New York more than anywhere people did not worry about lifes downs but focused on the highlife and partying Prohibition made partying difficult but it prevailed nonetheless In the novel Fitzgeralds description of humans was of an appalling nature He shows them as careless greedy and inconsiderate much like they truly were in this decade Inevitably he would become involved in some type of lackadaisical ways Fitzgeralds writings were significantly influenced by these surroundings In The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgeralds writing was profoundly influenced by events in his life the exciting times he lived in and the people he knew Born on September 24 1986 to a wealthy merchant family Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald showed signs of an exemplary writing ability Dyson 1380 As a small boy Fitzgerald began writing down his thoughts and ideas He frequently wrote about his life While in school Fitzgerald was very self-criticizing and did not have many friends He was not very popular at school although he greatly wanted to be Just like Fitzgerald Gatsby did not like who he was so he decided to change himself In the novel Gatsby has a list of things he wants to change about himself He called them his General Resolves and they were No wasting time at Shafters no more smoking or chewing bath every other day read one improving book or magazine per week save 300 per week and be better to his parents Fitzgerald 182 As Fitzgerald grew so did his attitude towards life He kept writing Fitzgerald attended Princeton but quit
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