The Great Gatsby, an autobiography?

Some critics of The Great Gatsby have proposed that the novel is actually an autobiography, Nick Carraway being F. Scott Fitzgerald.  I think this is a really interesting idea and an analysis from this perspective would provide good insights about Fitzgerald. Both Carraway and Fitzgerald come from Midwestern upbringings.  Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul,…

1925 Criticism Comparison

In the time of the 1920s, America was booming: people were pushing boundaries, making wealth in whatever way they could. The First World War had just ended, stocks were soaring, and people lived in the moment. Fitzgerald set The Great Gatsby within his own generation, and this task was hard to tackle. It required more detail,…

The Roaring Millennials?

Lately, it seems like the media has been caught up with the lives of millennials.  We’re starting our careers, getting ready to graduate from college or just starting our college careers, but journalists and researchers already have a lot to say about our lifestyles and futures. I was thinking about this as we read The…