Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

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Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

First Advisor

George Day

Abstract

Typically, members of the middle-class of American society are fascinated by the extremely wealthy people of the upper-class. One can spend hours lost in daydreams about the lifestyles of the rich -- the intriguing and even famous people they encounter, the costly, luxurious garments they wear, or the delicacies they relish. To imagine such a life seems to lighten the drudgery of one's own, possibly acting as a stimulus and driving one towards seemingly unattainable goals. The lives of the extremely wealthy are virtually impossible for most middle-class people to imagine, and likewise life in middle America may be difficult for the wealthy to comprehend. Few authors have been more interested in this relationship between the middle-class and the upper-class of America than F. Scott Fitzgerald was. In virtually all of his works, whether in his novels, short stories, poetry, essays or letters, this author's
fascination with the relationship between these two classes is ever-present.

Date of Award

1989

Department

Department of English Language and Literature

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar

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Date Original

12-18-1989

Object Description

1 PDF (35 pages)

Date Digital

4-5-2018

Copyright

©1989 Marcia S. Schneiter

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

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