Important Events In The Great Gatsby

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Our future is decided on our past and present actions. In the 1920s or the roaring twenties, America experienced a sudden change after WW1. The roaring twenties were the era where Americans celebrated their victory in WW1. In the novel the great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the universal truth is our experiences impact us this is shown through the social, cultural, political and economic elements from the roaring twenties. Our past experiences may have a positive, or negative impact on us, they also impact our culture and day-to-day habits.
Our past experiences have a positive impact on us; this is shown in the Great Gatsby when Gatsby is showing off his huge house to Daisy. When Nick invites Daisy over to his house for lunch, Gatsby comes
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At the end of one of Jay Gatsby’s parties, Gatsby is crying on Nick’s shoulder about a mistake he had made in the past and how he wants his life now to be like what it was before. “‘I wouldn’t ask too much of her’ I ventured ‘you can’t repeat the past’. ‘Can’t repeat the past!’ he cried incredulously’ ‘Why of course you can’… ‘I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before’ he said”. (Fitzgerald 110). Jay Gatsby is sad because he can’t repeat the past; he wants things to be just the way it used to be before. He wants Daisy again. Another key feature of the roaring twenties was the violence that was bought upon due to the illegal trade of “intoxicating liquors” during prohibition. “During the 1920’s some freedoms were expanded while others were curtailed, prohibition was one of the curtailed rights. Prohibition was the ban of manufacture and sale on “intoxicating liquors” people then went to bootleggers, who were controlled by gangsters.” Since most of the current violence was due to the trade of illegal drugs, it all started when prohibition was in effect. If there was no ban of “intoxicating liquors” the people would not get the idea of going to illegal people to get their liquors, which would lead to a decrease in …show more content…
Sometimes they don’t go away at all; this is shown in the Great Gatsby when Gatsby hosts parties on all weekends. Nick describes Gatsby’s party and explains how rich and full of life it is. There was music from my neighbor’s house throughout the summer nights on weekends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city, every Friday five plates of oranges and lemons arrived from a scooter in New York every Monday the same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulp less halves” (Fitzgerald 39). Gatsby is a very rich man, he had parties all weekend sports was suddenly famous delete people in America would play sports from other countries, sports were made available to all classes of people. The Roaring Twenties was the breakout decade for all sports across the modern world. Citizens from all parts of the country flocked to see the top athletes of the day compete. ‘High school and junior high students were offered to play sports they didn 't play in the past, several sports that had not been available in the past was now available to the middle class”. Due to sports be available to everyone, by the end of the 19th century, sports was soo famous that it had World Championships like the Olympics and

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