This Side of Paradise | Study Guide

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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this-side-of-paradise-f-scott-fitzgeraldThe Romantic EgoistAmory falls in love and gets his heart broken.The SoldierAmory serves in World War I as a bayonet instructor.The SocialistAmory ends up penniless with the knowledge that money is not the most important thing in life.Main CharactersRosalind ConnageFlirtatious debutante; breaks up with Amory because of his low social statusMonsignor DarcyWise, caring friendand mentorIsabelle BorgeAmorys judgmentalfirst loveEleanor SavageSummer fling;wild and independentClara PageDistant cousin and unrequited love; rejects AmoryBeatrice BlaineAmorys snobbish mother;drinks heavilyAmory BlaineSerial lover; aspiring writerLovesFamilyFriendshipSet right before the outbreak of World War I, This Side of Paradise follows student Amory Blaine as he sets upon a quest of self-discovery that leads him through the halls of Princeton University before he is sent off to fight in the war. Through his love affairs and heartbreaks, Amory comes to realize that money can’t solve all his problems.The Road to Self-RealizationOVERVIEW Year the poem Tiare Tahiti” by Rupert Brooke was published —containing the line that inspired the title This Side of Paradise1916Weeks This Side of Paradise had been published before F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda got married1This Side of Paradiseby the NumbersDays it took for the first printing of This Side of Paradise to sell out 3Dollars F. Scott Fitzgerald earned from This Side of Paradise in its first year 6,200ThemesEmptiness of MoneyAmory has a complicated relationship with money, going from a wealthy man to a penniless advocate for socialism.LoveAmorys love affairs bring him nothing but heartbreak as he falls in love with the wrong person at the wrong time.Self-DiscoveryA quest for self-knowledge leads Amory to try to comprehend both himself and the world around him.Sources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Literary Life by Andrew Hook, New York Times, PBS, Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.F. SCOTT FITZGERALD1896–1940AuthorFitzgerald is known as one of the key authors to depict American life in the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Much of his writing is loosely autobiographical, chronicling his wild lifestyle as well as the excesses of the era in which he lived. This Side of Paradise was his highly praised debut novel.Amory, Book 2, Chapter 5don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.F. Scott Fitzgerald1920EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThis Side of ParadiseFiction

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