gatsby 2.0 - F Scott Fitzgerald born Considered one of the...

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F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald born September 24, 1896 Considered one of the greatest writer of the 20 th   century In 1911 he met Fr Sigourney Fay at Newman prep  school  who mentored and encouraged him to develop  his talent and pursue his dreams of personal  distinction When he was 22, he met and fell in love with Zelda  Sayre They married after Francis started having success in  his writings They both led an extravagant life styled but with a  bad reputation for heavy drinking Many of most famous books were based on his tragic  relationship with Zelda and the society His themes combine the hollowness of the American  worship of riches and never ending dream of love,  splendor and glory
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Summary Nick Carraway, a young educated man moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn about bond business and rents a house on in the west egg. His next door neighbor is mysterious and wealthy Jay Gatsby – a man who throws lavish parties on Saturday nights. One evening he has dinner with his cousin Daisy and meets her aggressive husband Tom and Jordan Baker. He learns a lot about their Daisy’s unhappiness about her marriage and about Tom’s affair with Myrtle through Jordan. As the summer progresses, Nick is invited to one of Gatsby’s extravagant parties and even meets Gatsby himself. Here he learns of Gatsby and Daisy’s old romance. He is surprised at Gatsby's interest in him but later on learns he only used him to reunite with Daisy at a tea party in his own house. At the reunion, Daisy’s love for Gatsby rekindles (mostly because he is rich now). When Tom suspects of Daisy’s affair with Gatsby, he is outraged and takes them the group to drive to New York where he confronts Gatsby and unmasks him to reveal that he is a bootlegger. Daisy is so upset she drives off home and on her way she accidentally runs over Myrtle and kills her. Gatsby takes the blame to protect daisy and Myrtle’s hubby comes and kills Gatsby and himself. Nick stages a small funeral for Gatsby where only four people show up and moves up to the Midwest.
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course FRR 3032 taught by Professor Mr.wroshr during the Spring '10 term at Crafton Hills College.

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