Babylon Revisited: And Other Stories | Study Guide

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Narrator, “The Rich Boy” et me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. Sources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Telegraph Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Diamond Symbolizes wealth but also something that can easily be faked Yale Represents a haven and training ground for the elite of society Symbols Babylon Stands for a place of godlessness where anything is permissible Prohibition Despite alcohol being outlawed in the United States from 1920 to 1933, alcoholism was still rampant and destructive. Money & the Crash The stock market made millionaires overnight—until it crashed in 1929 and brought the United States’ economy down with it. Jazz Age The 1920s was a decade of new, wild trends like jazz music, changing sexual attitudes, and artistic movements like the Harlem Renaissance. Context Born into a wealthy but not quite upper-class family, Fitzgerald spent his life partying and trying to attain upper-class status. His beloved wife Zelda struggled with mental illness, and Fitzgerald died young. After his death, his work became more popular, and he is now considered a great American author. F. SCOTT FITZGERALD1896–1940 Author Rejection is painful, inevitable, and sometimes unexplainable. Social Acceptance Too much of anything is neither healthy nor good. Excess Romance may be fool’s gold, an illusion with no true worth. Romance Fitzgerald explores themes of social class, love, loss, and regret against the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. His short stories capture the mood of Americans as they fell from the highs of extravagance and hedonism to the lows of poverty and disillusionment. Parties, Romance & Despair THEMES English Original Language 1920–37 Years Written F. Scott Fitzgerald Author Babylon Revisited and Other Stories Fiction Short Stories

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