F. Scott Fitzgerald wroteThe Great Gatsby in 1922, and before it was published, he sent letters to people who gave him their opinion of it. You should have read the letters from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, and T.S. Eliot (pictured below)
YOUR TASK: Answer one of the questions below and explain your reasoning. This is an opinion, so there is no wrong answer, but consider it from Fitzgerald’s perspective.
QUESTION CHOICES: Choose One
#1 – Fitzgerald was sad that THE GREAT GATSBY was a failure upon its release. How do any of these letters make the fact that this book failed even more devastating?
#2 – Why is this book a big deal? It became a success after Fitzgerald’s death because of its connection to America as well as what all these authors are saying about it. Explain your answer.
#3 – Which letter do you believe F. Scott Fitzgerald was most happy/satisfied with himself to receive? Explain why you think what you think.