A Moveable Feast Characters

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The author of The Great Gatsby and one of Hemingway's good friends during this time in Paris. Fitzgerald is married to Zelda and they have a daughter called "Scottie." Hemingway is aware of Fitzgerald before they first meet at a bar in Paris, and is embarrassed that Fitzgerald has heard of him and praises his work. Their relationship begins as Hemingway thinks he may learn something from the older, successful Fitzgerald, but soon transforms as Hemingway learns of Fitzgerald's alcoholism and insecurities. Hemingway eventually resolves to try to help Fitzgerald as much as he can, out of respect for his great talent as a writer.

Fitzgerald is an excellent writer in Hemingway's opinion, but Hemingway is disappointed that he alters his writing to make it more commercially viable. Fitzgerald defends himself to Hemingway by claiming that he writes the story "straight" first, then adds twists...

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