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What influenced F. Scott Fitzgerald's writings? I am not talking about just one specific book. What I am looking for is what is the main thing that influenced him.

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To add to the previous answer, I do want to correct that last quote, which is actually 'Let me tell you about the very rich; they are different from you and me.' He goes on to write "They think they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves.' Fitzgerald uses an unusual first person narration to make this statement, despite the fact that this story ('The Rich Boy ') is primarily written in the third person point of view. In this way, by allowing his own voice to appear in the guise of this first person narrator, Fitzgerald lets this story communicate his general perspective on this issue not only as an observer and narrator in the story, but as a writer in general. This obsession with wealth, its attainment, as well as understanding both its benefits and its difficulties, is clearly at he heart of some of Fitzgerald's most famous novels and...

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