Six Of One by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: February 1932
Six Of One Synopsis
"Six of One" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in Redbook on February 1932 and was written in Switzerland. In this short story, Fitzgerald appears to criticize the notion of the American Dream and review the early rise of Jay in The Great Gatsby.
Barnes is a man who is considered his hometown's most successful son. When Barnes is in his hometown, he observes a group of young men deemed a "fine lot" by his friend Schofield. However, contrasting to what Schofield said, Barnes perceives these young men as the representative of the current generation, who does not own any statesmanlike qualities about them. Having felt such strong ideas after visiting the country, he sought young men with redeemable qualities with no privilege and intended to fund their education.
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Barnes stood on the wide stairs looking down through a wide hall into the living-room of the country place and at the group of youths. His friend Schofield was addressing some benevolent remarks to them, and Barnes did not want to interrupt; as he stood there, immobile, he seemed to be drawn suddenly into rhythm with the group below; he perceived them as statuesque beings, set apart, chiseled out of the Minnesota twilight that was setting on the big room.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald is an iconic American writer who captured the essence of the Jazz Age through his works. Born in 1896, Fitzgerald was known for his extravagant lifestyle, which he often portrayed in his work, but also for his struggles with alcoholism and financial difficulties. Despite these challenges, Fitzgerald created some of the most memorable characters in American literature. His debut novel, "This Side of Paradise," was published in his early twenties and made him an instant literary celebrity. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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