F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 「The Last Tycoon」: A New Perspective on Jews and His Philosophy

HIDEYO
6 min readOct 27, 2023

Hollywood, the 1930s. The golden age of cinema had dawned, and in this enchanting city where dreamers flocked, the name of the astute film producer Monroe Stahr was making waves.

He hailed from a poor Jewish family in the Bronx, a hero who rose from the very bottom of American society.

His name was at the heart of the drama unfolding amidst the successes and failures, romances and betrayals, dreams and realities of the film industry.

Under the title 「The Last Tycoon」, F. Scott Fitzgerald masterfully portrays the brilliance and shadows of Monroe Stahr, as well as the glamour of Hollywood and the darkness lurking behind it.

This unfinished novel, with Fitzgerald’s unique touch, candidly conveys the reality of Hollywood in the 1930s.

Through Stahr’s eyes, readers get a glimpse of the dazzling backstage of Hollywood at the time. The efforts and sacrifices behind his success, and the dreams he pursued.

Fitzgerald vividly depicts the passion and setbacks of the dream chasers, as well as the allure and pitfalls of the city of Hollywood, through Stahr’s life.

In this article, we plan to delve into a detailed analysis of the themes of the work and Fitzgerald’s literary techniques.

Through his unique style and expressive techniques, we will further explore the profound meaning and background of the work.

I’ve previously released a brief introduction to this work, so if you’re interested, please take a look.

Key Clues

When reading a work, knowing the author’s background and thoughts can help delve into the depths of the work.

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