Amory Blaine eventually gets a job in New York advertising but in the end he loses his friends and almost everything.
This story was basically about following the life of Amory Blaine.
Brooke’s focus is on another world when he wrote Tiare Tahiti, undoubtedly the life hereafter.
These lines in the poem: “Hard for us to understand.
But this title is also satisfying insofar as the story views society’s shortcomings in achieving paradise.
(Manichaean, n.d.) The protagonist in the story, Amory Blaine’s keeps falling in and out of love for varied reasons.It starts out following him through his childhood and the book ends around the age of 24. Regis prep school and eventually ends up in World War 2 then quitting his advertising job in New York City.One of the only people Amory trusted all his life was a man named Monsignor Darcy, who Blaine considered a friend and father figure.Monsignor Darcy passes away in the summertime which leaves Blaine heartbroken. Blaine liked to write and eventually was a part of Princeton’s school paper. Blaine also never knew what he had until it was gone, and he took almost everything for granted.Also in the summertime, his family leaves him with no money and Blaine decides to walk back to Princeton where he eventually arrives and suddenly misses Rosalind even after she broke his heart. Another difference between us is Amory never acted happy even if he was, I am always happy and I don’t normally let things get to me unlike Amory Blaine.Amory’s relationship with women is shortlived and dissatisfying.The problem lies in his egotist character or in his inability to satisfy the ambition of the woman he loves. Initially the title for ‘This Side of Paradise’ was ‘The Romantic Egotist’.Fitzgerald changed it to This Side of Paradise being influenced by Rupert Brooke’s poem, Tiare Tahiti. Scott Fitzgerald was a contemporary of Rupert Brooke and well versed with the works of Brooke.With that happening Amory Blaine turns into more of a player.Amory attends a boarding school in the beginning of the novel and then he attends Princeton.