The Beautiful and Damned

by

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Shuttleworth Character Analysis

Adam Patch’s secretary, Shuttleworth replaces Anthony as the heir to the Wall Street tycoon’s fortune. When Anthony and Gloria win their lawsuit to have the inheritance reinstated, Shuttleworth reportedly dies of suicide in a hotel room. This death echoes the death of Anthony’s father, which he witnessed at age eleven, and is said to break Anthony’s sanity.
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Shuttleworth Character Timeline in The Beautiful and Damned

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Chapter 1
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...to discover that he was still alive. He went to visit him and met Edward Shuttleworth, the reformed drinker and gambler who now works as Adam Patch’s secretary. Shuttleworth refused to... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...drunkenly says that if his attention can wander, hers can too. Suddenly, Adam Patch and Shuttleworth show up. Shuttleworth says he phoned ahead and left a message. Adam Patch says only,... (full context)
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...she will leave him. Anthony ignores her. His visit to his grandfather is unsuccessful – Shuttleworth tells him that Adam is ill. Later, Gloria and Anthony write an apology letter to... (full context)
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Shuttleworth refuses to let Anthony see Adam Patch. Irritated, Anthony returns to New York, where he... (full context)
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...disinherited Anthony. Of the forty million dollars comprising the estate, most has been willed to Shuttleworth, and the remainder is to be divided among two distant cousins in Idaho and about... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...of legal red tape. The trial has involved a great deal of character attacks on Shuttleworth and other beneficiaries of Adam Patch’s will. Anthony wakes a nervous mess the day the... (full context)
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...he has recently inherited. It is said that he is “mad” following the lawsuit and Shuttleworth’s subsequent suicide. The second onlooker asks after Gloria. The first says that she was recently... (full context)