'The Great Gatsby' historical context

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  • Created on: 26-03-13 14:45
  • Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896
  • Enroled at Princeton 1914
  • here he met and fell in love with a wild seventeen-year-old beauty named Zelda Sayre. Zelda finally agreed to marry him, but her overpowering desire for wealth, fun, and leisure led her to delay their wedding until he could prove a success. 
  • Nick Carraway is from Minnesota like him
  • Being a celebrity Fitzgerald fell into a wild, reckless life style or parties and decadence.
  • Similar to Gatsby who tried to please Daisy by throwing


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