So gaily and noisily were the peace and prosperity impending hymned by the scribes and poets of the conquering people that more and more spenders had gathered from the provinces to drink the wine of excitement, and faster and faster did the merchants dispose of their trinkets and slippers until they sent up a mighty cry for more trinkets and more slippers in order that they might give in barter what was demanded of them. Some even of them flung up their hands helplessly, shouting: I have no more slippers! I have no more trinkets!
Historical context[ edit ] Set on the prosperous Long Island ofThe Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. Today, there are a number of theories as to which mansion was the inspiration for the book.
Fitzgerald is also similar to Jay Gatsby in that he fell in love while stationed far from home in the military and fell into a life of decadence trying to prove himself The great gatsby and tender is the girl he loved.
Fitzgerald became a second lieutenant and was stationed at Camp Sheridan in Montgomery, Alabama. There he met and fell in love with a wild seventeen-year-old beauty named Zelda Sayre. Zelda finally agreed to marry him, but her preference for wealth, fun, and leisure led her to delay their wedding until he could prove a success.
Like Gatsby, Fitzgerald was driven by his love for a woman who symbolized everything he wanted, even as she led him toward everything he despised. He rents a small house on Long Islandin the fictional village of West Egg, next door to the lavish mansion of Jay Gatsbya mysterious multi-millionaire who holds extravagant parties but does not participate in them.
They introduce Nick to Jordan Baker, an attractive, cynical young golfer. She reveals to Nick that Tom has a mistressMyrtle Wilson, who lives in the " valley of ashes ",  an industrial dumping ground between West Egg and New York City.
Not long after this revelation, Nick travels to New York City with Tom and Myrtle to an apartment that Tom uses like a hotel room for Myrtle, as well as other women whom he also sleeps with.
Nick encounters Jordan Baker at the party and they meet Gatsby himself, an aloof and surprisingly young man who recognizes Nick from their same division in the Great War. From their brief meetings and casual encounters at that time, Gatsby became and still is deeply in love with Daisy.
Gatsby had hoped that his wild parties would attract an unsuspecting Daisy, who lived across the bay, to appear at his doorstep and allow him to present himself as a man of wealth and position.
Having developed a budding friendship with Nick, Gatsby uses him to arrange a reunion between himself and Daisy. Nick invites Daisy to have tea at his house without telling her that Gatsby will also be there.
After an initially awkward reunion, Gatsby and Daisy begin an affair over the summer. He forces the group to drive into New York City and confronts Gatsby in a suite at the Plaza Hotelasserting that he and Daisy have a history that Gatsby could never understand. In addition to that, he announces to his wife that Gatsby is a criminal whose fortune comes from bootlegging alcohol and other illegal activities.
Daisy decides to stay with Tom, and Tom contemptuously sends her back to East Egg with Gatsby, attempting to prove that Gatsby cannot hurt her. Nick later learns from Gatsby that Daisy, not Gatsby himself, was driving the car at the time of the accident.
Disillusioned with the East, Nick moves back to the Midwest. He also serves as the first-person narrator of the novel. He is easy-going, occasionally sarcastic, and somewhat optimistic, although this latter quality fades as the novel progresses.
Daisy once had a romantic relationship with Gatsby, before she married Tom.
Her choice between Gatsby and Tom is one of the central conflicts in the novel. Tom is an imposing man of muscular build with a "husky tenor" voice and arrogant demeanor.
He is a former football star at Yale University. Buchanan and Mitchell were both Chicagoans with an interest in polo. She has a slightly shady reputation amongst the New York social elite, due to her habit of being evasive and untruthful with her friends and lovers.
She established herself as a professional golfer in a predominantly male sport. With great success came criticism as she faced a scandal of cheating, which harmed her reputation as a golfer.
At the end of the novel, he kills Gatsby, wrongly believing he had been driving the car that killed Myrtle, and then kills himself. Myrtle, who possesses a fierce vitality, is desperate to find refuge from her complacent marriage.This page contains details about the Fiction book Tender Is the Night by F.
Scott Fitzgerald published in This book is the th greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by. A short F. Scott Fitzgerald biography describes F. Scott Fitzgerald's life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced The Great Gatsby.
Jay Gatsby (originally named James "Jimmy" Gatz) is the title character of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great ashio-midori.com character, a millionaire and the owner of a luxurious mansion. The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night Different books, despite different storylines, may still address similar themes.
What similarities of themes did you find in your paired texts, and how are they obvious in the character s behavior? Free ebooks by authors who died before and whose work is therefore in the public domain in Australia.
‘The Great Gatsby’ was written in , whilst the Fitzgeralds were staying on the French Riviera, and ‘Tender is the Night’ was written nearly ten years later, is set on, among other places, the Riviera.