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Similarities between Characters in the Story and Fitzgerald
Like the characters in his novel "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald live an extravagant life during the Jazz Age in which he partied hard, unaccustomed to his newfound wealth. Fitzgerald simply wrote about the things that so many American's had heard about but never been to; Parties on East Egg with free flowing alcohol, or bootlegging liquor. Fitzgerald's experiences would not had been the same if it wasn't for things that were going on in the 1920's; Prohibition, and a rising stock market with no crash in site. Prohibition made it so people like Gatsby could become millionaires easily by bootlegging alcohol. Fitzgerald lived what he wrote.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1897 and was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Despite being an average student Fitzgerald got into Princeton. Fitzgerald was around the same age as most of the important characters in the novel. Nick Carraway was from Minnesota too and was educated at an Ivy League school (Yale). After having trouble at Princeton Fitzgerald enlisted in the army in 1917. Nick fought during World War I and Jay Gatsby had once been training to be an officer. Nick is honest and tends to delay his judgements. “Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known,” Nick said about himself.
While stationed in Alabama Fitzgerald meets a beautiful seventeen year-old named Zelda Sayre. Zelda holds off their wedding until Fitzgerald is wealthier. Gatsby meets Daisy while being an officer but he doesn't get to marry her, she told Gatsby to wait for her but she doesn't keep her word and marries Tom Buchanan. Like Nick, Gatsby moves to the East after World War I. The characters in the story cheat on their spouses often which makes me think Fitzgerald maybe did with Zelda. “Her voice is …


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