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The 1920s were known as the roaring twenties because of the exclusive partying and drinking F Scott Fitzgerald grew up during this wild time and wrote himself many novels about the time period around him and his own experiences The Great Gatsby now is one of his most famous and wide read novels throughout high school students to show the similarities between the past and the present times Many parallels exist between The Great Gatsby and F Scott Fitzgerald the 1990s and my own personal life There are many similarities between Fitzgeralds early background and those in The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald lived a very poor life when he was young His family was poor because his father was chronically unsuccessful His father lost his job and the so family returned to St Paul where they had previously lived There they lived on the charity of his mothers well-to-do family while Fitzgerald attended a prep school Throughout his schooling he received poor grades not because he was unintelligent but because he was too busy reading After pushing himself and making up tests Fitzgerald applied to Princeton University Fitzgeralds education obviously wasnt the most important item on his agenda seeing as how he was accepted into the prestigious college of Princeton University and quickly dropped out His need to write quickly took over his academic responsibilities Soon thereafter he joined the military Luckily for him he was stationed in the United States and was able to begin the rest of his life Also F Scott Fitzgeralds romance parallels those in The Great Gatsby After Fitzgerald settled down in the US he met the girl of his dreams Zelda Sayre Zelda was a nice young lady with only eighteen years of age Raised well by a local judge in Montgomery Alabama she was a very wealthy girl She had spunk and would o almost anything for excitement She and Fitzgerald quickly hit it off Even though
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