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1 Works and Connection to The Great Gatsby Brian Laksh James Cornish Laura Beckman Avni Patel

2 Chapter One: Zelda Sayre Fell in love with Zelda in Alabama Daughter of A Supreme Court Judge Obviously a basis for Daisy, the The Great Gatsby character Engaged, but did not immediately marry due to lack of faith of potential support of the couple Married after success of This Side of Paradise, which provided monetary support and hope for the future

3 Chapter Two: Ginevra King Dated while attending Princeton Father did not feel that Fitzgerald was not appropriate for dating Ginevra because of the difference in wealth (the King family was very rich) Serves as a basis for the plot of The Great Gatsby The rich are very isolated and self-contained Gatsby must be rich to impress Daisy to have any chance of pursuing her This thematic element also appears in This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald’s first novel

4 Chapter Three: Lifestyle Known for somewhat of a “celebrity” status Became almost a symbol of the Jazz Age Much like Gatsby and the times Known for excessive partying Basis for Gatsby and the wild weekend parties

5 Chapter Four: Earlier Works This Side of Paradise (1920) sets the stage of the differences in wealth Rich do not marry into the poor class, the same predicament James Gatz faces The Beautiful and Damned (1922) begins the motif of obsession and warns of its consequences Much like Gatsby over Daisy, the Patch couple obsess over their inheritance, and although eventually receive it, they have lost their health and happiness

6 Chapter Four: Earlier Works May Day (1920) portrays a rich man who commits suicide instead of subjecting himself to a relationship with a poor woman who has peaked his romantic interest Once again shows the lack of connectivity between the rich and the poor; the rich seem to even despise the poor Shows an extreme example of a concept in The Great Gatsby Winter Dreams (1922) describes Dexter Green’s life work to become successful to attract a childhood crush, only to find out Judy Jones has already married

7 Chapter Five: Parallels Fitzgerald admitted to having “a heightened sensitivity to the promises of life” This is like Gatsby, who is also aware of the potential of life and strives for the American Dream Fitzgerald always included characters and settings similar to his own life The posthumously published The Last Tycoon (1941) was about Hollywood, where he had worked just prior to the novel Tender is the Night (1934) is about a psychiatrist marrying a patient. It was written when wife Zelda was in a sanitarium suffering mental breakdowns

8 Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald


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