The American Dream and Women in F. Scott Fitzgerald
|Bogart, Herbert M., 1931-2021
|Quigley, Kenneth Howard
|ii, 38 p.
|The women in F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction run of a kind: wealthy, spoiled, unthinkingly selfish. Fitzgerald's portraits of these beautiful one-dimensional 'flapper girls' are famous. Fitzgerald's heroines are often thought to typlify the twentieth-century American woman in literature, a bitch who corrupts and destroys. I have attempted to show that Fitzgerald's women, rather than being simply blasphemously portrayed to damn womanhood, are used for their symbolic value in relation to his theme: the American Dream. Perosa sums up Fitzgerald's use of women: where the sentimentality and cheapness of the romance are most blatant, they are used structurally to illuminate the final meaning, that is, the corruption of the American Dream.
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