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This Side of Paradise is beautiful ugly brave cowardly immaculate flawed Its paradise lost and paradise regained and paradise in purgatory Its everything life and man should or shouldnt be all at once I can perfectly understand why someone wouldnt like this novel wouldnt understand wouldnt appreciate But I also understand that if all the world were Amory-ish or Amory-leaning Amory-sympathetic Amory-lovers or even Amory-haters - somehow the world would just collapse and be ruined And I think this is also a bit of what Fitzgerald was trying to impart so it is as it should beBartleby quotes F Scott Fitzgerald lived a life he believed to be a failure The obituaries were condescending and he seemed destined for literary obscuritySCedu Despite his grandeur and title as symbol of the Jazz age he felt his life was a wasted one spent too long hunting for the real meanings of life and the truth of the American Dream Fitzgerald was born in St Louis Minnesota to Catholic parents Edward and Mollie Fitzgerald His father had a strong tie to the Old South and his mother was an Irish immigrant Fitzgerald raised by these two parents of extremely different backgrounds was sent to Catholic boarding schools at an early age His father worked as a furniture retailer and failed in that endeavor There is little mention of his father while it is a commonly known fact that Fitzgerald was raised on his mothers inheritance therefore his mothers money This Side of Paradise is widely accepted as an autobiographical novel about Fitzgeralds life The novel contains a number of autobiographical elements and made an enormous impact on the later life of its author--who may never have written anything else if not for its successEncarta In the novel as in real life the facts on Amory Blaines father are few and far between There is an opening statement he was an ineffectual inarticulate man witha habit of
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