The Great Gatsby Influence On Society

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Before World War I, people came to the United States because they wanted to build a new life. When the 1920s came about, the american lifestyle began to drastically change, society’s morals were suddenly becoming flawed. This corrupt way of living became the norm of society and is evident through the voice of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was suddenly speaking very prominently through his works of the jazz age. The Great Gatsby, one of his most significant novels of this time, exemplifies the era perfectly, proving that happiness was only to be found in the joys of human desires.
In St. Paul, Minnesota on September 24, 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerald was born. Growing up, Fitzgerald had a normal childhood; he came from a lower class family. When
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Scott Fitzgerald). Fitzgerald published countless amounts of works, but one of his most significant piece’ is The Great Gatsby published in April 1925. This novel depicts the rapid change of society after World War I and ends in 1929 with the commencement of the Great Depression. The roaring twenties “transformed American life with the introduction of many inventions and lifestyle choices that are a familiar part of U.S. culture today”(The Jazz Age). The birth of jazz music was a very popular fad among the people, they could now play music in their very own homes. The fashion industry introduced prefabricated clothing in standard sizes for all. This era brought forth the automobile, commercial radio, electric appliances, and the telephone. The common use of cigarettes and cosmetics became popular and american families began to eat more processed foods rather than fresh foods. “In short, the consumer culture that is still deeply embedded in American society had its beginnings in the Jazz Age”(The Jazz …show more content…
He would often dedicate his novels to his wife. “Fitzgerald proves to be a gifted novelist, a short-story writer, and an essayist” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) throughout his entire life. He had published many well known works, such as This Side of Paradise (1920), The Beautiful and the Damned (1922), and The Great Gatsby (1925). The Great Gatsby became a “literary legacy”. Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the life of Jay Gatsby was exposed. Gatsby appears to exemplify the modern american dream, wealth and success, but these powers turn against Gatsby when he pursues the woman of his dreams, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby’s love for Daisy can be compared to Fitzgerald 's love for Zelda. Gatsby’s “callousness and moral irresponsibility” (F(rancis) Scott (Key) Fitzgerald) demonstrates the mindset of the people living in the 1920s. Fitzgerald 's final novel was Tender Is the Night, and is based on his experience with his wife’s breakdowns. Overall, Fitzgerald 's writing depicts the lifestyle of americans during the

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