Essay on The Roaring Twenties : An Age Of Pure Entertainment

1935 Words Dec 12th, 2015 8 Pages
The Roaring Twenties
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”- Albert Camus. The Roaring Twenties better known as the 1920’s was an era of very vivid changes. From people 's economic life to their social life. It either went down the drain or rose up like crazy. The 1920’s was an age of pure entertainment, movie production, jazz, parties, money and achieving their view on the american dream etc. Money was the motive back then, yet it still is. Well to some people. It was that one object that everyone wanted to have. Many people thought that having money was a way of pursuing the american dream which was almost true. Almost true, well because at that time if you did not have money you were considered to be part of the lower class in the social hierarchy and probably lived in areas where most people would not be pleased to be living there. That is why most people went out of their way and did things that would put them at risk and in danger. Knowing the consequences many people were ruthless and did it anyway. In both the novel The Great Gatsby written by the famous F.Scott Fitzgerald and the film Chicago directed by Rob Marshall, money plays a huge role in the characters lives. The Great Gatsby and Chicago revolve around how money is the number one priority in many characters lives, yet that money couldn’t buy their happiness and what they truly wanted.
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