The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Today, F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels, but in his lifetime, his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted story writers. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a witty and fantastical satire about aging, is one of his most memorable stories. In 1860... show more
Today, F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels, but in his lifetime, his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted story writers. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a witty and fantastical satire about aging, is one of his most memorable stories. In 1860 Benjamin Button is born an old man and mysteriously begins aging backward. At the beginning of his life he is withered and worn, but as he continues to grow younger he embraces life -- he goes to war, runs a business, falls in love, has children, goes to college and prep school, and, as his mind begins to devolve, he attends kindergarten and eventually returns to the care of his nurse. This strange and haunting story embodies the sharp social insight that has made Fitzgerald one of the great voices in the history of American literature.
Publish date: 2007-08-14
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
Definitely not what I was expecting... but I guess that's what you get for watching the movie first, hey? It was too short to really connect with it, and to be honest, I don't think I would have warmed up to Benjamin even if there were another 100 pages.I know this is the unpopular opinion, and I ne...
Oh, F. Scott. Not entirely sure how to feel about this tale. Should I laugh? Should I cry? In the end, I did neither.Let me start by saying I adore Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. I love the lyrical descriptions, the flawed characters, and the excess, vanity, and tragedy oozing through each line...
A very good story, well written, and very expressive. It shows how the human beign fails to accept difference. People are the way the are, and when they do not fit within a group they are rejected and despised. Sad but true.
The curious case of Benjamin Button by Scott Fitzgerald, as you might have known, is about a man who ages backwards. Benjamin starts out old, cranky, dejected, and submissive and grows to be adventurous, joyous, fun seeking and ends up innocent and childish.Even though it is said that it was a satir...
Didn't expect it to be so short!