The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay examples

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The 1920s era was known for its rebellious lifestyle, advances in technology, and the beginning of the Great Depression. There are also many books that were popular then, and are even more popular today. One of the authors of possibly the best known book from this era is F. Scott Fitzgerald. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the characters Nick, Daisy, and Jay show the wild lifestyle and the corruption that occurred during the 1920s.
In the 1920s, people began to scratch the surface on nutrition. This new knowledge of nutrition caused most Americans to live a healthier life. In return, the life expectancy of Americans greatly increased. With the advancement in the speeds of automobiles, the number of fatalities increased by 150 percent. Automobiles became a large part of the 1920s lifestyle. Henry Ford and the assembly line increased the production of cars to where the average American could purchase a car. In fact, one of every five Americans owned a car. Due to the large amounts of driving, road construction and the amount of available fuel skyrocketed. In 1924, the first timed stoplight was utilized (“US History/ Roaring Twenties and Prohibition”).
If you were to walk the streets in the 1920s, rebellious would not likely be the term used to describe the social life compared to today in some cases. Fashion during this era was offensive to the earlier traditional fashion used up until this point. Clothing expressed more of a social identity for people. Young…

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