Rise Of The Great Gatsby

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The “Roaring Twenties” was a time of extravagance for the United States Of America, the stock market was rising. The market rose to a new point where it reached an all time high as some like to say. The rise of the stock market had factories and businesses booming. In the twenties several new things were being produced. New costly things being introduced consisted of washing machines, cars and toasters. This made the world very modern, it was the first time it had ever been like that. Not only were new things being produced, but everybody could afford them. The Roaring Twenties’ was a post war period time. It occurred shortly after World War One occurred. Recently, we have read “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in English. The …show more content…
Gatsby began his money making spree by purchasing drug stores. At these drug stores, Gatsby illegally sold alcohol over the counter. These drug stores, were basically speakeasies. In the 1920’s the selling, distributing and possessing of alcohol was illegal, due to the 18th amendment. Gatsby also made a good portion of his money gambling, also illegal. Gatsby lives a life of crime and prosperity, he lives off of the edge. This is where James Gatsby’s life begins to rise. Gatsby now has a steady and well above average paycheck coming in. With all of Gatsby’s riches he lives a luxurious life. Gatsby’s riches consist of nice cars, a big house and throwing big parties just like Dan Cody did. John Green also stated in his YouTube video that “ Wealth was the American Dream. But foul dust trailed in the wake of those dreams”- John Green. Here Gatsby’s life compared to the rise of the stock market. When the stock market rose, investors and stockbrokers were smart. Stockbrokers would buy low and sell high making their profits, comparable to The Great Gatsby. With this new modern world, many people such as Gatsby and stockbrokers, took advantage as best as they could under the …show more content…
The cities are East Egg, West Egg and The Valley of Ashes. East Egg is known in the novel for the old money families. In the novel, the Buchanan’s reside in East Egg. West Egg is primarily known for as being the newly rich. This is where Gatsby is located. The valley of ashes is between the two cities or towns separating them. The Valley of Ashes represents the unwealthy, those who didn’t end up better off. In the novel, The Valley of Ashes plays a key roll to illustrate several points. The Valley of Ashes, also represents Grime or Filth and The Great Depression. These cities really relate to society and the twenties. Each of the cities in this novel represents a social class. In this time social classes were being

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