Tuesday, October 12, 2004


I also chose to look into Fitgerald because I enjoyed his short story so much. I found this line very humorous from Kyle's website: "The dominant influences on F. Scott Fitzgerald were aspiration, literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, and alcohol." I thought of the scene where Joel promises himself that he won't drink on Sunday night, and ends up having a drink anyways. It sounds like Fitgerald might have had a situation quite similar in his lifetime as well. Fitzgerald realy brought Joel to life by making a man that was susceptible to love, lust, and human error. Similar to Fitgerald, aspiration, literature, and alcohol were prominent inspirations in Joel's life. This was one of my favorite reads of the course because of how well developed Joel becomes. I found another website which gives a ton of information about Fitzgerald and his other works.


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