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  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story written by Scott Fitzgerald in 1922, and included in his book Tales of the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald tells the story of the son of Roger Button, who was born old and ages in revers. As Benjamin grows younger he falls in love with a woman named Hildegarde with whom he marries and has a son. Problems arise when Hildegarde continues to grow old while Benjamin grows young, thing that make his own son hostil towards his father thinking that he is growing younger on purpose.The story ends with Benjamin entering first grade, kindergarten and finally dying. The author states in his praface to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , that his story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twainˈs, who said that “it was a pity tha t the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst at lifeˈs end” , so the story attempts to make the story run backward in order to achieve youth at lifeˈs end, thus growing into the vitality and happiness of adolescence and ending life without the burden of the past. Fitzgeraldˈs story deals with the experience and with the mutability of time (past and future), the present being the inclination to exist in the period. Moreover, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a story in which death does not seem to be the negative capstone of disillusionment because time does not move in a normal way in the story. That being said growing younger means growing physically younger, therefor, having no memories of the time he was old implaying he does not have any understanding of life. Through this passage it is showed that Benjaminˈs life ends in a state of unawareness and with a sense of peace and fulfillment since he is not aware of the burden of the time or memory. This story is a sad one because Benjamin has to act an age he does not have, just like when he was old and he really wanted just to stay with the other old people and talk because that was the mind and tastehe was born with, but when he gets younger his mind and body  gets more active and he is content with playing with other kids, especially with his nephew. Thinking that life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forward means that one can only make sense of the things that have happened in the past, that one lived, in order to prevent further similar mistakes and to improve oneˈs  forward because life involves one going into the future, experiencing new things. This story has to be studied in order to get a better perspective of life. Benjamin died peacefully, without the burden of the past but the fact that he died without knowing about his family is true too. Also it must be taken into consideration the quality of life. The fact that all his life he needed to be someone else and act according to his physical age was not something easy and not necessary for him as for his wife and son and before that his parents. What is more, throughout his life Benjamin did not understand his life backward and lived it forward; thing that made him move through life as a stranger: he had to adjust to life according to physical, emotional, and intellectual maturity. He is incapable to view himself in a self-consciousness maner, moving through life without any memory, living in a perpetual present.  

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