What are the themes in "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong?"
"Dalyrimple Goes Wrong" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald , about a young war veteran who turns to crime because he feels unappreciated by society. The main theme in the story is youthful dissatisfaction with societal roles: Bryan Dalyrimple is a war hero, or so he is told, and so he feels as if he is entitled to a certain amount of respect and material reward without having to strive for it. He is not wholly selfish in his motivations; he truly wants to work for his living and be paid fairly, but he is impatient and unwilling to put in the time and effort that most people trade for success. He is extremely frustrated...
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