The Great Gatsby : Reflections Of The Jazz Age Essay
Thesis: Although “The Great Gatsby” was a story of conquering a hopeless love its central themes of materialism and transformed American dreams reflect the basis of the jazz age’s formation.
I. First Paragraph
The Jazz Age, or better known as the “roaring twenties” was an era of mass consumerism, laid-back, fun lifestyle and the birth of a new form of art, jazz music. America during this time was less conforming to traditional values and more fascinated by creating individual social acceptance and modernism through gaining wealth. The book and film “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald embodies the Jazz Age through the character Jay Gatsby’s pursuit of wealth in hopes of winning over Daisy Buchanan’s love.
B. Thesis Argument:
“The Great Gatsby” themes of materialism and transformed American dreams reflect the basis of the Jazz Age’s formation.
C. End of first paragraph:
As Fitzgerald claims, the Jazz Age was “an age of art, an age of excess and an age of satire,” all of which are the aspects of this era I find so particularly enticing to explore (.).
II. Body Paragraphs
A. A little background, but move straight to your observations followed by your interpretations and what they mean:
B. This is the part of your essay where your analysis should located: Middle Paragraphs.
In “The Great Gatsby,” materialism, a major feature of the Jazz Age takes center stage in Jay Gatsby’s life. The reader/…