The Great Gatsby
The "Twenties" was an exciting time in American history, when being a "flapper" and rebelling against the common say of society was all the rage. As in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is a popular yet mysterious "flapper," whose image is created through the life of Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald portrayed his life, problems, and triumphs, through his image of Jay Gatsby. The correlations between the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the life of his character Jay Gatsby, is that Gatsby and Fitzgerald were both brought up the same way, both used their popularity the same way, as well as signifying the life he wanted through Gatsby.
First of all, both Fitzgerald and Gatsby were both brought up the same way. For example, both of the men attended Ivy League schools. Fitzgerald attended Princeton, while Gatsby attended Oxford, however neither of the two graduated from either school. Also, Gatsby and Fitzgerald were both in wars, and the same war at that. As stated in documented sources and in The Great Gatsby, the two men were both infantry-men in World War I. Furthermore, both men pursued the same woman during their lives. For instance, Gatsby had Daisy who he had an affair with, and Fitzgerald had Zelda. Who it is later found out that had affairs outside of her marriage to Fitzgerald.
Secondly, both used their popularity for personal benefit. For example, both men had extravagant parties that were often used to signify their wealth and popularity. In other cases, Gatsby uses his parties to strike a sense of jealousy within his love Daisy, by showing her how popular and how frivolously rich he is. Coincidentally, Fitzgerald also uses his popularity to host large parties to also hint on a what person (Fitzgerald) Zelda actually has in her life. Also, as in Gatsby, Fitzgerald wanted to be the life of everyone's party. With the impression of...