In many ways, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" criticizes and even satirizes the social concerns of the upper class. In the face of an extraordinary occurrence, all that any of these socialites can do is worry about its impact on their social positions. The fear of what is different is strong – reputation is kept in tact primarily through conformity. Fitzgerald makes it clear, however, that at the end of the day, being accepted into the circles of the socially elite has more to do with money than anything else.
"Benjamin Button" is the story of society’s refusal to accept anyone who is different.
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is merely a fantasy story and contains no social commentary on Fitzgerald’s part.