F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Modernist Movement
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This paper looks at the emergence of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a leader in the modernist movement of literature. It looks at the defining characteristics of modernism and how the uniqueness and newness of Fitzgerald's style of writing put him in the forefront of modernist writers. Fitzgerald's famous works of art and the characters within them are used to aptly illustrate Fitzgerald as one who spearheaded the modernist movement.
From the Paper:"Modernist literature is also the result of the writer seeking to save mankind from the "deadening features" of what became known as everyday life. The Modern artist, according to Paul Lauter, editor of The Heath Anthology of American Literature, felt a need to "challenge and reinvigorate" the ever-growing urban, industrial society. (935) In order for this reinvigoration to be successful, new styles of writing were needed to express the new ideas and values. From this need, Modernism arose and became what one critic called a "tradition of the new" (935). However, more than anything, modernism meant breaking away from traditional responses and "predictable forms"."
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