How Did Daisy's Life Influence The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby first published in 1925, is written by famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book is shown to have personal experience of F. Scot Fitzgerald's life. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Fitzgerald was educated at Princeton but then dropped out and he joined the army to fight in World War in 1917. This Side Of Paradise was the first novel to have Fitzgerald become known as a writer. While he wrote The Great Gatsby he referred many references to his life. Three main influences in The Great Gatsby are Gatsby, Daisy and the jazz age. While Fitzgerald was stationed in Alabama, he met Zelda Sayre, like Gatsby who went to war, he fell in love with Daisy. Zelda and Daisy both came from rich past families. Daisy like Zelda both loved material items, "Suddenly with a strained sound Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily. ‘They’re such beautiful shirts,’ she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds.…show more content…
Both ladies were flappers; while researching, Merriman states their flapper style by "dressing provocatively and smoking cigarettes." These time during the 1920's or "Roaring Twenties" was a time for celebration that the war was over. Gatsby threw large parties in order to attract others and not for himself. Gatsby was wealthy and thought his wealth could bring Daisy and Jay Gatsby together; F. Scott Fitzgerald became wealthy from his novels and his wife Zelda stayed together for that reason. The novel, The Great Gatsby, was influenced by F. Scott Fitzgerald's life in mainly three characteristics of the book. The life of Jay Gatsby and Fitzgerald's were similar in many ways; from being raised not by the richest family, dropping out of school and joining the army. Daisy was reflected to F. Scott Fitzergerald's wife Zelda in this novel also. Gatsby is a part of Fitzgerald; he gave Gatsby a life he saw in people around him and where he
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