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Anthony and Gloria live out their incredibly charmed lives among the beautiful people, the social elite who pass their lives in a seemingly endless whirl of parties, burning the candle at both ends...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2017, 9:30 pm (UTC)

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Reflective of the corruption and blighted hope that finds its way into many of Fitzgerald's works, The Beautiful and the Damned ends with characters becoming vastly worse than how they started....

Latest answer posted January 9, 2014, 11:48 am (UTC)

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The Beautiful and Damned, published in 1922, is set primarily in New York's upper class world from 1913 until shortly after World War I. Anthony finds it lonely but also a cocoon: "He was safe in...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2019, 6:39 pm (UTC)

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These two novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald are similar in the attitude they show toward the American Dream. Fitzgerald generally stresses the artifice and hypocrisy of a society that celebrates wealth...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2019, 4:31 pm (UTC)

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The word "Farmover" appears to be a combination of Farmington and Westover. Farmington is the location of the prestigious Miss Porter's School, an all-girls college preparatory institution....

Latest answer posted September 21, 2017, 5:39 pm (UTC)

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Anthony certainly cheats on Gloria. During the war, when he was stationed in South Carolina, he had an affair with a local girl by the name of Dorothy Raycroft. It's not hard to see why Anthony...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2017, 12:17 pm (UTC)

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The pursuit of the "American Dream" is a recurring theme in Fitzgerald’s canon. But what does this phrase mean, exactly? Scholars point to the definition as it was first publicly laid out by James...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2017, 2:16 pm (UTC)

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I think the best answer to this question is rather to suggest that the novel does not have a climax at all. Fitzgerald, in his portrait of decadence and dissipation, gradually diminishes Anthony...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2008, 6:10 am (UTC)

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The Beautiful and Damned is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald first published in 1922. It tells of the life and relationships of Anthony Patch, a young man from a wealthy family, who lacks purpose in...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2016, 12:33 pm (UTC)

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One way of responding to this question would be through an analysis of the character of Gloria, and in particular the way that so much attention and importance is given to her looks and beauty. We...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2012, 3:39 pm (UTC)

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The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel about the Jazz Age, or the time period before the great wars of World War I and World War II. In it, the author examines the usual...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019, 5:26 pm (UTC)

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In Chapter 1, Anthony Patch is sitting together with his friends Dick and Maury at a table in a rooftop cafe. Dick, a successful writer, expresses his desire to pen a musical comedy. Maury, for...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2017, 2:03 pm (UTC)

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In terms of the pun in the first quotation, I cannot be entirely certain without seeing the full context, but I would interpret this to be a joke on the part of the author—that is, there is not...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2018, 12:11 pm (UTC)

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In The Beautiful and Damned, Anthony and Gloria Patch begin as equals in their superficiality and irresponsibility. Caught up in the glitter and glamour of society, they manage to set aside...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2019, 7:55 pm (UTC)

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Gloria and Anthony, the lovers and later married couple who are at the center of The Beautiful and Damned, undergo fairly dramatic changes in their personalities by the end of the novel. As the...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2016, 1:58 am (UTC)

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I'm not entirely sure what you mean by explicit and implicit claims in this novel. Can you elaborate on your question? Do you mean explicit and implicit similes? Similes are ways of illustrating...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2010, 7:37 am (UTC)

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The first sentence is taken from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned and is in the context of a man feeling generally dissatisfied with his purpose in life and, more broadly, the purpose...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2018, 12:41 pm (UTC)

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This novel, perhaps more than any others written by Fitzgerald, closely parallels his own life as he struggled to make ends meet, despite being one of the highest paid authors in the country. The...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2018, 6:27 am (UTC)

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