This Side of Paradise. Just as he adapted himself to the role of Princeton socialite, so had he assumed the role of lover. Regis prep school in New England. Further, the family finances have left him almost no money. The Romantic Egotist"—The novel centers on Amory Blaine, a young Midwesterner who, convinced that he has an exceptionally promising future, attends boarding school and later Princeton University.
Fitzgerald begged for early publication—convinced that he would become a celebrity and impress Zelda—but was told that the novel would have to wait until the spring. He leaves behind his eccentric mother Beatrice and befriends a close friend of hers, Monsignor Darcy.
His inclinations toward social equality and his sensitivity toward the people whom he likes rescue him from his tendencies to be a prototypical snob with a vastly inflated estimate of his own self-worth. The fact that such a small incident could doom their affair reveals the shallowness with which Amory entered the romance and the extent to which he was playing the role of lover; he was not truly in love.
The phantasm appears in the midst of a morally vacuous party and Amory, in seeing the devil, sees to the core of the situation. The shallowness of his role as a Princeton success is revealed shortly after in his refusal to study for his make-up exam.
A devastated Amory is further crushed to learn that his mentor Monsignor Darcy has died. It is divided into two sections: His new fame enabled him to earn much higher rates for his short stories.
Background[ edit ] In the summer ofafter less than a year of courtship, Zelda Sayre broke up with the year-old Fitzgerald. In the novel, this moral and spiritual education is dramatized by incidents that appear supernatural, as when Amory is pursued by a diabolic figure through the streets of New York.
The way in which Amory bolts from the company of his friends, totally disregarding them, shows that he no longer cares about social image. Because he is poor, however, this relationship collapses as well; Rosalind decides to marry a wealthy man, instead.
Seemingly reminiscent of actress-like Isabelle, she sells her love to satisfy her narcissism infinitely.
Often intoxicated with the splendor of his youth and intensely conscious of his reactions to everything, he is fond of outrageous gestures and desperately concerned about his appearance and status in the eyes of those whom he admires and hopes to equal or emulate.
Born the son of a wealthy and sophisticated woman, Beatrice, Amory travels the country with his mother until he attends the fictitious St. During his time overseas, Beatrice passes away. She is the basis of both his nervousness and romanticism.
Paul, Minnesota, where his family lived, to complete the novel, hoping that if he became a successful novelist he could win Zelda back. Soon after, Alec is caught with a girl in his hotel room, and Amory takes the blame.
He is handsome, quite intelligent though lazy in his schoolwork, and he earns admission to Princeton.
The last two women he meets, after participating in the war and losing his financial foundation "make him not dream but awake in postwar act II": Toward the end of his college career, America enters World War I and Amory dutifully enlists, forgoing his degree.
Yet Amory is still haunted. He decides to walk to Princeton and is picked up along the way by the wealthy father of a friend who died in the war.
He no longer needs "success" there to maintain a healthy self-image; he has stripped itself of this superfluity. As Fitzgerald had no experience of combat, he wisely omitted any actual description of Amory in the conflict. The last women who leaves Amory the pain of knowing himself.A summary of Book I, Chapter 3: The Egotist Considers in F.
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