Man-Woman Relationship in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise

Authors

  • Priti Rashmi Pradhan Ph. D. Research Scholar Department of English, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608 002, India
  • Dr. S. Ayyappa Raja Assistant Professor of English Department of English, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608 002, India

Abstract

 The research work is based on the popular novel of This Side of Paradise and brings out the post-world-war impact on people especially in their relationship. This is a semi-autobiographical novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald is more concerned with values of man-woman relationship in the modern society. The research work presents a new alluring modern lifestyle by the portrayal of Amory Blaine who stands as a representative of “Lost Generationâ€. The novelist focuses on the protagonist Amory Blaine’s relationship with many women and his obsession for love which ends up in his moral resurrection. Amory mainly involved with women like independent and carefree attitude such as Isabelle, Rosalind Connage, Clara Page and Eleanor Savage. The novelist delineates the harmful effect of ego and selfishness on man-woman relationship. Amory Blaine often has seen to be more desperate towards holding a relationship as if only it can define his identity. The present work reflects the effect of nurturing in childhood on the life of the protagonist Amory Blaine. Scott Fitzgerald highlights the sacred aspect of mutual respect, love and adjustment which could strengthen the relationship. Unfortunately, Amory Blaine has lack of such good aspects, and suffered in his relationship with many women.

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Published

2018-07-28