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Evaluation of the Great Gatsby

Summary: Reviews the novel, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Provides a biography of Fitzgerald. Compares his life to that of his character's.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on September 24 in the year of 1896. He was the son of Edward Fitzgerald and Mary (Mollie) McQuillan. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald's namesake came from his second cousin three times removed, Francis Scott Key, author of the American national anthem. Fitzgerald grew up in St. Paul and began his writing career during his enrollment at the St. Paul Academy at the age of thirteen. Fitzgerald later went on to attend Princeton University where he was a failure at football. Due to his poor academic records, in 1917, Fitzgerald abandoned his studies to involve himself with the United States Army. He was never to leave the states during WWI. However, during his service he met and fell in love with a woman named Zelda Sayre. (Bruccoli)

After his duty in the military was completed, Fitzgerald settled in New...

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