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Francis Scott Fitzgerald had a wild and tragic life Much of his life is not common knowledge to the average person and is definitely not taught in schools If some of these interesting and funny anecdotes were given F Scott Fitzgerald would have a larger following and be comparable to the late Jim Morrison the lead singer and songwriter of the classic rock band The Doors Morrisons works including poems and songs have been made into two anthologies Both writers had an alcohol problem and had unstable relationships with their significant others Fitzgeralds life is more interesting than Morrisons by far though most of the younger generations do not read Fitzgerald for recreation like they listen to The Doors music After reading some biographies on Fitzgeralds life it was clear how much of his real life he used in his literary works This paper will touch on some of influences that are most obvious due to the time factor that this had to be created under Fitzgerald had many influences and inspirations in his short lifetime and used as much of his life experiences in his writing as he possibly could He mostly used a few facts and elaborated the rest of the story with his own imagination The majority involve his wife Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald money and alcohol with Princeton College and various role models thrown somewhere in the mix of ingredients for this literary legend His colleague Edmund Wilson whom he met and became close friends with at Princeton wrote an analysis of Fitzgerald in 1922 entitled Literary Spotlight Wilson claimed that Fitzgerald had three key influences the Midwest his Irishness and alcohol Before sending his unsigned work to be submitted in March 1922s edition of Bookman he sent it to Fitzgerald who asked him to remove the drinking material along with an anecdote on his army days Fitzgerald told Wilson that his only influence was
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