The Jazz Age By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The Jazz Age was an important event in the history of the United States of America. Knowing the history of the Jazz Age can be helpful in understanding what types of behaviors and styles people had during different time periods. The Jazz Age is a great example in this aspect. The Jazz Age shows one what it was like during the time of the 1920s. It shows what people were like before the Great Depression. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the history of the Jazz Age was an important part of the writing of the novel because in order to understand the novel, one must understand the influence of the Jazz Age on the reckless, carefree, and selfish behaviors of the people. The Jazz Age is a term that was coined by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Jazz Age was when jazz music and dance became popular. The 1920s earned the title of the Jazz Age because that was when jazz music and dance became popular. In the article, “People & Events: The Jazz Age”, it mentions, “The Jazz Age glorified city life” (PBS 1). Most of the ‘action’ of the Jazz Age occurred in the city. New York City became a big part of the ‘action’. Parties were held there and you could easily find a speak-easy in this location. Also in the article, it mentions, “Definitions of the 1920s reflect the extreme nature of the era itself” (PBS 1). Meaning, that the definitions of the 1920s accurately reflect the extremity of the time.
Jazz music became popular because of the Great Migration. According to the History…

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