1896 - 1940
American novelist who captured the moral decadance of the 1930 post-war Jazz Age.
In a booming America, F. Scott Fitzgerald lived as extravagantly as those around him. Like his creation Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby, he gave lavish parties and lead a luxurious lifestyle.
Unlike those around him, however, Fitzgerald had the mind to see the superficiality of the time. Belief in the 'American Dream' - that anyone can succeed with hard work and determination; the moral decadence and decline in spirituality of the Jazz Age were all challenged by his works.
Dreaming in the Great Gatsby -- an analytical essay by a student
Narative Perspective in The Great Gatsby -- Discusses the significance of the narrator of the story, Nick Caraway.
Characters in The Great Gatsby -- Evalutes all the major characters of the text.
The Significance of the Creation of Psyche -- An essay on the significance of the narrator creating the characters psyche
The Great Gatsby Essay -- Perspective of the Narrator
The Impact of "The Great Gatsby" upon readers -- A description of the ways in which "The Great Gatsby" has an impact upon readers.
Gatsby and the American Dream -- The character Gatsby and his monomaniacal struggle for progress
Responses to Characters in The Great Gatsby -- Discusses techniques used to position the reader to react favourably or unfavourably to characters in The Great Gatsby.
The Motif of Driving in The Great Gatsby -- A Discussion of Driving as Symbolism in The Great Gatsby
Synopsis of The Great Gatsby -- Detailed synopsis of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
A Diamond as Big as the Ritz through literary elements -- Fitzgerald utilizes literary techniques in bringing to life a precise perspective on disillusionment and visionary delight
The Great Gatsby is a devastating analysis of the âfoul dustâ that floats in the wake of the American Dream -- This essay examines the fall of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the consequences of the failure of this dream
The 1920's and The Great Gatsby -- Connections through historical perspectives
Fitzgerald's Life -- A short look at Fitzgerald's life and the influences to his literary works
The Context and Value Systems Discussed in The Great Gatsby -- The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, gives the reader a narrow insight into the social and economic situation of the USA in the 1920's. The text explores many of the values of this time, challenging some while reinforcing others
This Side of Paradise, OR, The Dark Side of the American Dream in the 20s -- Examines the Jazz Age through Fitzgerald's eyes.