Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, was born on September 24, 1896. He later became one of the world known authors by having his books translated to different languages and printed... He was often described as the drunken author, or the ruined novelists at the time. Yet, his books attract attention of people who have read his books that he has written. Fitzgerald used the American Dream, past relationships with love, and the people in his life, to create The Great Gatsby, that became one of the best books written during the Jazz Age. First of all, The Great Gatsby introduces more of the American Dream and hope of wealth.
For example, when Fitzgerald was a youngster, he fantasized that he was rich and had a life of ease (Oxford 44). Fitzgerald's dream for wealth and happiness was something that meant a lot to people of that time. He sees it as the key to his future, making life for him better. In addition, Fitzgerald's omen was the loneliness of Gatsby pursuing his impossible dream (Karen K 2). Gatsby was rich, but his life wasn't complete, he was missing something in his life.
Soldiers of past wars enjoyed The Great Gatsby because of Gatsby's dream and will. All in all, Fitzgeralds use of the American Dream was very successful. Secondly, Fitzgerald used this experience with love to create emotion in his books. For instance, Fitzgerald was determined to win the heart of a young lady named Zelda (Oxford 46). He used this in The Great Gatsby to show the devotion of Gatsby's love for Daisy. By doing so Fitzgerald creates a romantic theme in the story.
Later intime, Fitzgerald found that Zelda was having an affair with another man (Oxford D 7). Once he found out, his life was not the same anymore. He became an alcoholic full with problems in his life. I believe this is where Tom Buchannon's relationship with Daisy became a reality to him.
To sum it up Fitzgerald felt love and pain and expressed it in his works of literature. Finally, Fitzgerald experienced influences throughout his life, which changed his future. Particularly, Father Sigourney Fay was the one who gave advice and wisdom to him (F. Scott Fitzgerald 679). Father Fay was someone who watched Scott and told him what was right and what was wrong in life. His advice and help gave Fitzgerald the sense to achieve high goals and dreams.
In addition, he was successful as a novelist, but was corrupted by his lifestyle (F. Scott Fitzgerald 683). Zelda's views of life was like royalty. It seemed that they loved to party. In the Great Gatsby, Gatsby loved to throw parties for everyone, even people he didn't know. All in all, his lifestyle was almost similar to Gatsby's life from influence and change.
Finally, Fitzgerald used his skills and thoughts to create the book that was like another world to him. He was very good at dramatizing his life as Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. Gatsby life was like Fitzgeralds hope of tomorrow. All he wanted was happiness and wealth, but his dreams were unfortunate. Through his life and writing he became a writer that people loved..