The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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What state do you think of when you hear words like the metro, skyscrapers, and business of the streets? The hustle and bustle of New York not only is heard by its inhabitants, but by thousands of imaginations all over the world through its mass presence in everyday life, whether in magazines, television, or even novels. The Empire State has become the home of thousands due to its appeal and even people 's hopes and dreams. New York has always held a reputation set by its economy, lifestyle, and of course the fashion that has made it the amazing concrete jungle it is today which is evident in the novel The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald. In the era of the roaring twenties, the economy was not a word that was dreaded, but yet a word that was frequently boasted. Due to the economy being in such a good place at that time, the market was booming, wages were increasing, jobs were appearing, and companies were growing to prove it. In the article titled The Roaring Twenties Bubble & the Stock Market Crash of 1929 it reads “The 1920s marked a decade of increasing conveniences that were made available to the middle class. By and large Americans as a whole were weary of war and looking for a way to put the horrors of the last few years behind them. New products made chores around the home easier and resulted in increased leisure time”, showing how Americans valued new technologies, which lead to them having more time on their hands. The problem with this is that in order to fill in…

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