The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
“I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1922 and was later adapted into the 2008 namesake film and the 2019 stage musical. The story features Benjamin Button, who, born as an old man much to the dismay and chagrin of his father and family Doctor, ages backwards until he leaves this world as a newborn. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and short-story writer, although he was best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age—a term which he coined.