The F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby Essay

1554 Words May 5th, 2015 7 Pages
“Others live on in a careless and lukewarm state - not appearing to fill Longfellow 's measure: 'Into each life, some rain must fall. ' (Mary Todd Lincoln).” Not having a care in the world could seem like the greatest way to live life, but reality will hit you at some point and you’re not always prepared. “Into each life, some rain must fall.” Every life will come with obstacles, and if one is not careful at all, everything could be taken. Carelessness may seem to be an easy way out of things, but you would be surprised how quickly life can change. The Jazz Age seemed to be well described as a time of carelessness among many who lived in the 1920’s, but soon reality would hit. As portrayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, The Jazz Age was a carefree era of happiness and bliss when everything was exciting and money was the source of delight, but all can change in the blink of an eye. Just like many eras are categorized, the 1920’s were labelled “The Jazz Age”, given this title by F. Scott Fitzgerald himself. This title is very fitting for this era, as the times were changing into something new. The Jazz Age was taken place after World War I, which would make it a perfect time to celebrate something. According to HistoryLearningSite.co.uk, this era had a few other labels, such as The Roaring 20’s or the Golden 20’s. The 1920’s were considered a time of celebration because the war had just ended. This celebration time was spent dancing and drinking at extravagant…

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