Dalyrimple Goes Wrong
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"Dalyrimple Goes Wrong" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about a young war veteran who turns to crime because he feels unappreciated by society. The main theme in the story is youthful dissatisfaction with societal roles: Bryan Dalyrimple is a war hero, or so he is told, and so he feels as if he is entitled to a certain amount of respect and material reward without having to strive for it. He is not wholly selfish in his motivations; he truly wants to work for his living and be paid fairly, but he is impatient and unwilling to put in the time and effort that most people trade for success.