Freedom Of Society In The Great Gatsby, By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The roaring twenties was a time for Americans to feel wealth, happiness, experiment, and for American women it was a decade for power since they were granted access to vote due to the 19th Amendment and flappers, teenage girls and women that were described to listen to jazz and brought a new style of fashion rose due to this liberation of freedom. Literature bloomed during this time and many memorable books like The Great Gatsby were written. F. Scott Fitzgerald used his own knowledge of the 1920’s and his life experiences and incorporated them into his stories. He did a great job of writing an interesting novel that catches the reader 's mind while giving the reader a bit of knowledge on how society worked during the roaring twenties. The …show more content…
The plot and story revolves around wealth. The whole reason that Daisy married Tom was because she thought that he was wealthy enough to support her. This led to Gatsby needing to make money illegally because Daisy wouldn’t accept him if he was even middle class. Money was something that almost everyone had in the roaring twenties so Gatsby being an odd one out and not having money led to him needing to make money to try to achieve his dream of being with Daisy. If money didn’t play a role in the story then the story wouldn’t be able to fit into the 1920’s and Scott Fitzgerald would have a hard time to write about a time that he didn’t have an experience with. Gatsby was affected by wealth since he had to get it to try to achieve the American Dream. Daisy was also affected by wealth since she was attracted to it. Gatsby even said himself that “Daisy’s voice is full of money”. Daisy would probably be able to choose between Tom or Gatsby if money had nothing to do with the relationship. Both West Egg and East Egg were both affected by wealth. Not all people were positively affected by the immense amount of money that was needed during these times. Mr.Wilson was negatively affected since he was in need to work more than most people in the story had to since he wasn’t a rich man. This lead to him asking Tom if he can get some money to move out with his wife due to his thoughts of …show more content…
The lost generation as they would call it, were the writers that contributed after World War 1. These writers experimented with different writing styles of their own and let writing take its own course depending on who was writing. Some of these writers include Erza Pound, Ernest Hemingway, and Agatha Cristie. These writers wrote about their own time periods and wrote novels. One of those writers that took up the challenge was F. Scott Fitzgerald. One of his writings that contributed to the lost generation was This Side Of Paradise. Fitzgerald lived through the roaring twenties and compared to anyone else, writing about this time as someone who didn’t live through it would have a much more different perspective and one could say a harder time than someone who knew how a typical day in the life would be in the 1920’s. The roaring twenties was full of mass production of goods like cars that were very cheaply made so that anyone could afford to be free to roam the lands of America, fashion was changing quickly, music was evolving too since jazz was the new music that everyone listened to, girls and women acted and dressed differently, and dancing was also becoming very common. This was the time for experimentation which Fitzgerald did during his

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