Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is a well-known American author who specializes in short stories and novels. Francis’s works have been described as evocative of the Jazz Era, a word he coined himself. Francis is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s best authors. Francis was a member of the “Lost Generation” before entering the writing business. Francis uses a range of styles in the presentation of his works, including similes, diction, language, tactics, and syntax. This paper would examine four of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald’s works in order to assess the effectiveness of his writing styles. However, Francis expresses the most part of his life by use of fiction and allegorical qualities. Francis Scott has a unique writing style that captures the mind of readers (Mobile Reference). He uses inspirational style and other techniques from the idols of authors. The strategy is aimed at capturing the mind of the people with a meaningful and deep message. Writing entails structure, style, grammar, and other aspects of the language. Despite the good works of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, he wrote many stories that were used as a way of passing information or educating the community. For example, the aspects of power, riches, and love were his major topics of exploration. Most people believe that money is the way to getting all that a person can want in the world. Hence, others believe that being in authority can offer superiority and become famous. According to Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, all the desired activities and items all have the disadvantaged side. For example, young couples are advised to avoid rushing into settling down before the right time. Such stories are used to educate on social morals.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald writing style analysis
The author has developed a method of writing essays with more than 5-paragraphs that would enable students get the full explanation of the topic explored. Some of the people do not understand how long a paragraph should be or how many sentences can take a reasonable paragraph in writing. However, Francis developed a blog that could teach students how to create paragraphs and enhance their writing skills through well-planned and presented essays (Francis Scott, Matthew, and James).
The impression of characters
Diction and other revealing details are used in the story to make the characters alive and create the impression to the readers. The analysis of the words, phrases, dialogues, and other details are used by the readers to get the tone of the story line (Graham, Steve, and Karen). The analysis helped students in coming up with their poems, songs, or scenes that could apply the same language style in practice.
The use of metaphors
Metaphors in the stories are identified with the help of pictures. The gingerbread templates and magazines collected are put stickers of the characters of a metaphor. The pictures used are analyzed and examined to bring the reason why a certain scene was holding a particular detail and not the rest of the story (Graham, Steve, and Karen).
The “Secret Society” in Fitzgerald’s eyes
The acts of class, wealth, and the status of the people is explored in the works of Francis. The respect accorded to the people in the society is facilitated by class. Class is derived from the authoritative powers or the amount of wealth some groups have in the community. The rich are “worshiped” of their wealth and the leaders are respected due to the powers rested upon the ranks held. However, the ethics and morals do not consider the position in power of the amount of wealth accumulated, but the character of a person within the community. Riches and moral values cannot be compared as they can be used to ‘sell’ the rich values of a society and ruin the future generation. The secret society is where some of the things are dome in darkness and they are condemned by the elders who maintain the values of the culture.
The Love of The Last Tycoon (1941)
The love of the last tycoon is a novel hat was written by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald with the aim of explaining class in the society. The people in the plane are from different classes with different morals. However, Cecilia Brady was in the plane with her father’s friend together with two filmmakers. The character of one f the filmmakers deploys the character in the society of committing suicide. When the plane took off on the return flight, Schwartz stays behind for committing suicide due to the fear of Cecilia’s father. However, before committing suicide, he had left behind a note warning Monroe about the character of Cecilia’s father. The symbol of class is demonstrated by the fear posed to the father of Cecilia.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald has used the aspect of natural calamities in the presentation of his work in the love of the last tycoon. When Cecilia visits the studio, an earthquake occurs that ruptured the water and caused flooding. During the process of the business of shooting a film, Cecilia and Stahr fall in love the same night. Stahr is a talented man who has the ability to manage almost everything in the studio. However, people have different talents that are used differently. Despite Stahr assigned tasks with the stockbrokers, all the writers developed trust towards him.
Tales of the jazz age (1922)
Tales of the jazz age is a novel that is a collection of short stories full of fantasies. The collection of the stories is a way of explaining the evens that occur within the society. the collection of the stories are eleven in number. An example of a short story that is found in the tales of the jazz age is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The essence of accepting things and letting them happen at the right time is more important (Mizener). People are advised, more so the young generation to go slow and wait for the right time. As Benjamin grows up, the woman by the name Daisy comes and goes in her life. Despite the many times she was on-and-off, Benjamin had hopes that the right time will come for them to come together forever. The hope kept Benjamin being optimistic in life and taking the required pace.
Francis did not only focus on the life teachings of success in life but gave insight to the principle of generations. It is empirical that a person is born when young and dies at old age. The great things in life should be done during the energetic period that is within the youth age. As Francis argues, “it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end”. The story not only displayed the fact about life but indicated the kind of fiction usage in the writing process.
The Beautiful and Damned (1922)
The novel focuses on the pre-World War I period and analyzes the theme of power and greed. The features expressed by the two main characters, Anthony and Gloria include haughtiness, vain, and self-obsession. The end of the story is the ruining of a society with money. The themes of love morality, money, and decadence have been explored in the novel. Francis has structured the novel on a platform of power and money. However, the fight of money is facilitated by the fact where Anthony is not included in the will that his grandfather left for the distribution of money.
The essence of power is seen when Anthony starts to fight for the inheritance from the grandfather who never included him on the will. The dreams of Anthony becoming rich from the inheritance are shuttered. Same way, the world is in a state where money is the most precious thing that people work to earn. Apart from getting money, power is another consideration that the people want next after they have accumulated money.
Violence and brutality are exposed by the family members and they are well illustrated by Francis. He describes arrogance as the scenes keep changing in the novel. The style of presenting violence in the society through family chaos and the fight for wealth represents the people in the world and the perception towards money.
This side of paradise (1920)
This side of paradise is a novel that has two major aspects to teach to the people. The novel concentrates on the formation of persona morals. The society is a combination of ethics and morals that are to be passed from generation to generation. However, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald uses voices and sounds that help in the demonstration of the unique aspects of life. The society requires everyone to behave and conduct himself or herself in a manner that is acceptable by the virtues of the community. In the formation of his novel, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald includes the beliefs and traditions that are to be followed by every person. The style of imagery has been used in ‘This Side of Paradise’. Important descriptions have been illustrated with similes that help in understanding his unique writing style. Several learning experiences by Amory have been focused on the novel. However, the major theme in the novel is disappointment or disillusionment (Fitzgerald). As humans grow and pas the stages of life, disappointment, and trials are inevitable. The young American men who were coming of age underwent so many errors after trying to work out tings but they fell on disappointments. As much s Francis uses imagery in ‘This Side of Paradise.’ The sociological changes in the early 20th century are discussed and illustrated by the young men who live on a trial-and-error way of getting into adulthood.
The structure of the novel is set on the young generation that is growing to learn and experience things in life. However, the anxiety of wanting to taste everything in life makes them fall victims of failure due to the trial-and-error method of doing things. Lies and exaggerations are the key factors that are illustrated in the novel and how they lead the young generation to the wrong direction. The charismatic character of Amory directed m to chose a high school that he felt had the freedom he wanted and the activities practiced (Fitzgerald). However, the character of Amory made him not to have friends for the first weeks in St. Regis School due to his egotistical personality. Romance is another aspect that Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald focuses on n the novel. It is argued that a grown up person is to find a partner in life who is to complete the works of God in their lives. “…grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought all faiths in man shaken.”
Socialism is another style that is illustrated by Francis as a way of making the young people learn on how to live in the society. The World War I was a factor that the two boys discussed, Burne Holiday and Amory. Rather than Amory being paten to learn and get directions from the people he feels to be intelligent and superior than the rest hence leading to lack of direction in his studies. The morals in the society are passed from one generation to another hence Amory was supposed to learn from those who are elder than him (Mangum).
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald’s use of Language Phonology
Writing is an engineering mode of using the English or any other language to pass a message or communicates to the people. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald applies the use of phonology in his writing, to enable people learn language in an easy manner. The study of phonology consists of the learning of sound systems of a language and the attached phonetics to the target linguistic. The phonetics can either be included or excluded based on the scholarly objectives of the study. Sound systems and speech sounds are the essential components of that a language is made of and can be used to tell more about a certain language. A close concentration to the sounds and speech relationships help to understand the phonology of a language culture.
The pronunciation of words and other speech related sounds depends on the background of the culture and the sound effects used among the group members. The tongues of the people also determine the sounds produced when pronouncing words. During the explanation of some non-English words that the characters use in the stories, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald could write them in italics to symbolize that they are derived from the native language of the character. Some of the populace is not able to twist the tongue and give out the required sounds; hence, they produce similar sounds to the specific words or voices. Speech and the history and theory of sound in a language change in related languages.
The Use of Grammar in Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald’s Writing
Most of the best skills in learning a language are through practice and good use of the words and pronouncing them well as required. Accents that do not match with the set standards of the English language should be avoided and the best accent adopted by the language users. The elderly or adult writers can be a great embarrassment to the native speakers as the accent can be so confusing and misleading as the words pronounced can be conveying a wrong message. The limit to children and adult other writers can be the frustrations received from native speakers when they get wrong writings and lack the meaning of all the words they know. For example, writings of words with similar sounds pose a great challenge to the people. Such words are like cat and cut. Second language speakers produce a comparison of the way words and the native speakers should be distinguished and the difference cleared by adopting the right way of pronouncing the words.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald demonstrates the highest quality of the use of writing styles and the expression of themes as they unfold in the society. Every detail about the stories developed by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is well illustrated and unfolded. The writing skills and use of style is a reflection of the level of expertise that is dominated by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald who is one of the best authors in the 20th century. The irony in the works of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is shown as he writes about the rich people yet his perception towards money is complex. The struggles that the author goes through in search of money to aid in the publication and printing of his works send a different signal to the readers from what is written in his books. The journey to the success of his work as a writer was faced with internal and external obstructions. The obstructions included money, resources, and personal affiliation.
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