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Discuss the style that Fitzgerald employs with examples from The Great Gatsby.

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

❶Summary of Writing Style Fitzgerald puts a lot of his own life into his fiction, and many stories can be red for their allegorical qualities.

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Present to your audience Start remote presentation. Do you really want to delete this prezi? Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Comments 0 Please log in to add your comment. Foreshadowing Establishing a Setting It is quite common for Fitzgerald to establish the setting at the start of each chapter. He takes the reader from what they know to a new environment and describes it in some detail. He is also quite keen on using sophisticated adverbs, especially with saying verbs.

And also on verbs This is important for CR2 2 Now it's your turn to have a go at writing a description, using some of Fitzgerald's style. Here is a short list of some vocab found in the text that might inspire you Patterns of evaluative vocabulary across narratives may invite audiences to: When we pulled out into the winter night and the real snow, our snow, began to stretch out beside us and twinkle against the windows, and the dim lights of small Wisconsin stations moved by, a sharp wild brace came suddenly into the air.

We drew in deep breaths of it as we walked back from dinner through the cold vestibules, unutterably aware of our identity with this country for one strange hour, before we melted indistinguishably into it again. More famously, Fitzgerald describes Gatsby at the end of the book, extending Gatsby's dream to make it universal to all of us:.

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. And one fine morning ——. Fitzgerald not only uses imagery and reflection, but also point of view, symbolism, and satire in "The Great Gatsby. Nick learns much more in his encounter with Jay Gatsby.

The symbolism, especially in the setting of the novel, is an important stylistic element. West and East Egg are two places with opposing values that can be contrasted giving insight into the morality of each place.

Finally, Fitzgerald uses satire, especially when describing the lavish, vulgar parties Gatsby throws and the use of "Great" in the title of the novel. In the end, there is nothing really "great" about Gatsby or the east and Nick returns home to the Midwest where he understands the values of the culture. Examples of symbolism includes: A fifth, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon , was published posthumously. Four collections of his short stories were published, as well as short stories in magazines during his lifetime.

Born in in Saint Paul, Minnesota , to an upper-middle-class family, Fitzgerald was named after his famous second cousin, three times removed on his father's side, Francis Scott Key , [1] but was always known as Scott Fitzgerald. He was also named after his deceased sister, Louise Scott Fitzgerald, [2] one of two sisters who died shortly before his birth.

I think I started then to be a writer. Paul from Maryland after the American Civil War , and was described as "a quiet gentlemanly man with beautiful Southern manners. His formative years in Buffalo revealed him to be a boy of unusual intelligence with a keen early interest in literature.

His doting mother ensured that her son had all the advantages of an upper-middle-class upbringing. Paul Academy in St. Paul from to After graduating from the Newman School in , Fitzgerald decided to stay in New Jersey to continue his artistic development at Princeton University.

He tried out for the college football team, but was cut the first day of practice. Fitzgerald's writing pursuits at Princeton came at the expense of his coursework, however, causing him to be placed on academic probation, and in he dropped out of university to join the Army. During the winter of , Fitzgerald was stationed at Fort Leavenworth and was a student of future United States President and General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower whom he intensely disliked.

It was while attending Princeton that Fitzgerald met Chicago socialite and debutante Ginevra King on a visit back home in St. Fitzgerald was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry and assigned to Camp Sheridan outside of Montgomery, Alabama.

Sayre and the "golden girl", in Fitzgerald's terms, of Montgomery society. The war ended in , before Fitzgerald was ever deployed. Upon his discharge he moved to New York City hoping to launch a career in advertising that would be lucrative enough to persuade Zelda to marry him. He worked for the Barron Collier advertising agency, living in a single room at Claremont Avenue in the Morningside Heights neighborhood on Manhattan's west side. Zelda accepted his marriage proposal, but after some time and despite working at an advertising firm and writing short stories, he was unable to convince her that he would be able to support her, leading her to break off the engagement.

Paul, to revise The Romantic Egotist , recast as This Side of Paradise , a semi-autobiographical account of Fitzgerald's undergraduate years at Princeton. They resumed their engagement and were married at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. Paris in the s proved the most influential decade of Fitzgerald's development. Fitzgerald made several excursions to Europe, mostly Paris and the French Riviera , and became friends with many members of the American expatriate community in Paris, notably Ernest Hemingway.

Fitzgerald's friendship with Hemingway was quite effusive, as many of Fitzgerald's relationships would prove to be. Hemingway did not get on well with Zelda, however, and in addition to describing her as "insane" in his memoir A Moveable Feast , [31] Hemingway claimed that Zelda "encouraged her husband to drink so as to distract Fitzgerald from his work on his novel," [31] [32] so he could work on the short stories he sold to magazines to help support their lifestyle.

Like most professional authors at the time, Fitzgerald supplemented his income by writing short stories for such magazines as The Saturday Evening Post , Collier's Weekly , and Esquire , and sold his stories and novels to Hollywood studios.

This "whoring," as Fitzgerald and, subsequently, Hemingway called these sales, [31] was a sore point in the two authors' friendship.

Fitzgerald claimed that he would first write his stories in an 'authentic' manner, then rewrite them to put in the "twists that made them into salable magazine stories. Although Fitzgerald's passion lay in writing novels, only his first novel sold well enough to support the opulent lifestyle that he and Zelda adopted as New York celebrities.

The Great Gatsby , now considered to be his masterpiece, did not become popular until after Fitzgerald's death. Because of this lifestyle, as well as the bills from Zelda's medical care when they came, Fitzgerald was constantly in financial trouble and often required loans from his literary agent, Harold Ober , and his editor at Scribner's, Maxwell Perkins. When Ober decided not to continue advancing money to Fitzgerald, the author severed ties with his longtime friend and agent.

Fitzgerald offered a good-hearted and apologetic tribute to this support in the late short story "Financing Finnegan. Fitzgerald began working on his fourth novel during the late s but was sidetracked by financial difficulties that necessitated his writing commercial short stories, and by the schizophrenia that struck Zelda in Her emotional health remained fragile for the rest of her life. The book went through many versions, the first of which was to be a story of matricide.

Some critics have seen the book as a thinly veiled autobiographical novel recounting Fitzgerald's problems with his wife, the corrosive effects of wealth and a decadent lifestyle, his own egoism and self-confidence, and his continuing alcoholism.

Indeed, Fitzgerald was extremely protective of his "material" i. When Zelda wrote and sent to Scribner's her own fictional version of their lives in Europe, Save Me the Waltz , Fitzgerald was angry and was able to make some changes prior to the novel's publication, and convince her doctors to keep her from writing any more about what he called his "material," which included their relationship.

His book was finally published in as Tender Is the Night. Critics who had waited nine years for the followup to The Great Gatsby had mixed opinions about the novel. Most were thrown off by its three-part structure and many felt that Fitzgerald had not lived up to their expectations. He was hospitalized nine times at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his friend H. Mencken noted in a letter that "The case of F. Scott Fitzgerald has become distressing.

He is boozing in a wild manner and has become a nuisance. In , Fitzgerald was invited by producer John W. Scott and Zelda moved into a studio-owned bungalow in January of the following year and Fitzgerald soon met and began an affair with Lois Moran. The starlet became a temporary muse for the author and he rewrote Rosemary Hoyt, one of the central characters in Tender is the Night , who had been a male in earlier drafts to closely mirror her.

The trip exacerbated the couple's marital difficulties, and they left Hollywood after two months. Although he reportedly found movie work degrading, Fitzgerald continued to struggle financially and entered into a lucrative exclusive deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in , that necessitated him moving to Hollywood, where he earned his highest annual income up to that point: His only screenplay credit is for Three Comrades film.

He also spent time during this period working on his fifth and final novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon , published posthumously as The Last Tycoon , based on film executive Irving Thalberg. In , MGM terminated the contract, and Fitzgerald became a freelance screenwriter. From until his death in , Fitzgerald mocked himself as a Hollywood hack through the character of Pat Hobby in a sequence of 17 short stories, later collected as " The Pat Hobby Stories ," which garnered many positive reviews.

Fitzgerald, an alcoholic since college, became notorious during the s for his extraordinarily heavy drinking which would undermine his health by the late s. According to Zelda's biographer, Nancy Milford , Fitzgerald claimed that he had contracted tuberculosis , but Milford dismisses it as a pretext to cover his drinking problems.

However, Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli contends that Fitzgerald did in fact have recurring tuberculosis, and according to Milford, Fitzgerald biographer Arthur Mizener said that Fitzgerald suffered a mild attack of tuberculosis in , and in he had "what proved to be a tubercular hemorrhage.

Fitzgerald suffered two heart attacks in the late s. After the first, in Schwab's Drug Store , he was ordered by his doctor to avoid strenuous exertion. As the two were leaving the Pantages Theater , Fitzgerald experienced a dizzy spell and had trouble leaving the theater; upset, he said to Graham, "They think I am drunk, don't they?

The following day, as Fitzgerald ate a candy bar and made notes in his newly arrived Princeton Alumni Weekly , [42] Graham saw him jump from his armchair, grab the mantelpiece, gasp, and fall to the floor.

She ran to the manager of the building, Harry Culver , founder of Culver City. Upon entering the apartment to assist Fitzgerald, he stated, "I'm afraid he's dead.

Nelson , Fitzgerald's physician, signed the death certificate.

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Fitzgerald uses a lyrical writing style in The Great Gatsby. The story is told from the point-of-view of Nick Carraway, who develops a romantic perspective on his neighbor, the doomed lover Jay Gatsby, during his summer living on Long Island and working in New York City. Lyrical writing captures emotions using beautiful and imaginative images.

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The Writing Style of F. Scott Fitzgerald Techniques Fitzgerald utilizes many writing techniques to draw the reader in and create his own unique style. He uses diction, similes, syntax, and rhetorical strategies to convey his message and understanding of his novels' qualities. The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald employs his ornate writing style in. This sub-chapter is an analysis of the writing style in “The Great Gatsby”. It examines the tone of “The Great Gatsby” as well as the allegory used in “The Great Gatsby”. In what follows, we wil ().

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Writing Styles in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald This Study Guide consists of approximately 48 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Great Gatsby. The writing style of F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby Let's start with what we looked at last week. 1. Alliteration 2. Similes 3. Repetition.