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Portrayal of old Hollywood in The Last Tycoon The main theme of the novels of F Scott Fitzgerald is life in the city The last book that he wrote is The Last Tycoon which he actually never completed because he died in the writing process This novel accurately depicts the alluring lifestyle of Hollywood and the good and bad affects that it could have on a person The tempting fast-paced life of Hollywood could destroy people just as it destroyed Monroe Stahr and Mr Brady in The Last Tycoon People in Hollywood carefully watch and scrutinize their neighbors for their minor imperfections by making such accusations as you cant flunk out of Hollywood unless you are a dope or a drunk Bloom 162 Any kind of person can make it in Hollywood No matter how cruel or unkind a person may be they could still be successful in Hollywood The Last Tycoon portrays old Hollywood in the mid-nineteen forties through the character portrayals the loving relationships between characters and the hate shared between characters Stahr is the protagonist of the story A movie producer at the age of thirty-five people call him the boy wonder He leads a very fast-paced life that causes his existing heart problem to escalate As the novel states Stahr is a tycoon a great Prince because he is not just a tycoon in Time magazines sense but the image of genuine authority in a democratic society Mizener 66 Throughout the story Stahr and his partner at the studio Brady do not always see eye to eye Consequently this causes a lot of problems and confrontations between these two men At one point in the novel Stahr finds out that Brady is plotting to have him killed In fear for his life Stahr decides to hire people to kill Pat Brady Stahr decides to go to New York so he will not be present in the city when Brady is murdered
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