When he published his The Beautiful and Damned in 1922, it was still radiating with optimism and glory, yet the tone of the text demonstrated some worries about the fate of those he praised for being beautiful and damned.
Each case like this attracts more and more attention towards the flaws of our culture and the insensible ways our society treats people who are different in one way or another and how we waste the years of our life given to us.
At the beginning of the 20th century in between the two World Wars, one of the biggest tragedies was the death of a great American author of The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald. All of the author’s other novels have both positive and negatives sides to them.
The illness of his wife only worsened his mental condition.
Fitzgerald died of a heart attack before his wife died and was even denied a burial at his family’s Catholic cemetery plot.
In this book he reveals himself as a painter who votes against the capitalistic tendencies in the society, separating himself and his ideals from esthetic and moral standards of the people who surrounded him back home.
Despite showing the power and depths of Fitzgerald’s talent, this creation didn’t have much commercial success in the United States.
Fitzgerald started his career with publishing a novel about American student life in 1920 titled This Side of Paradise. He went from being an unknown provincial person who thought he could write as a well-situated man to one who lived in one of the most expensive New York hotels.
He and his wife literally lost count of the money they had and the young couple lived life fast, occasionally making the front pages of the newspapers.
It seems like a fairy tale, yet it is a real story. The Great Gatsby author was really a talented and bright man.
Moreover, he fiercely believed in himself and was optimistic about his prospects from the very beginning.