The Roaring Twenties And The Great Gatsby

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The Roaring Twenties and The Great Gatsby The Roaring Twenties was a time right after World War One where people rejected their traditional, moral standards. It was a time when economic growth, technological advances, and change in social standards encouraged a lively youth culture centered around the automobile, jazz music and illegal work such as bootlegging. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a book that dealt with the roaring twenties and perfectly was able to represent the types of “class” throughout that time. The book is able to show us how some people got their money and what they did with it. Prohibition at that time caused many people to turn into criminals. We see women and how they followed a new style as a way of showing their …show more content…
Their are the rich, the middle class, and the poor. Fitzgerald shows the different types of rich people. There is the people who were born into it, known as the “old money”. Then the people who came from a low class background that were able to get money from illegal businesses are known was “ new money”. Daisy, Tom and Jordan are the “ old money” rich. They were born into it and have had money ever since they were young due to their family. Gatsby is the “ new money” type of rich. He was born in North Dakota to a very poor farming family. As he grew up he knew he couldn 't keep living like this. He changed his name and became someone completely different. As said in the book, “ He was son of God...and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.” Many rumors were said about his new wealthy life but he was a very famous bootlegger and that’s how he encountered all of his money. Then there 's the middle class such as Nick. He comes from a family with a bit of wealth but isn 't in the same range as Tom and Daisy. The poor characters showed in the book were George, Myrtle, and the people who live in the Valley of The Ashes.The Valley of Ashes is overlooked by the eyes of …show more content…
Big, extravagant parties were being thrown. Jazz music became very popular. It represented the cultural evolution that was occurring during that era. This was all made possible with all the new technology advances such as the radio, phonographs and recording technology. This time was known was the Jazz Age, Gatsby was known for throwing very large parties with alcohol, fireworks, music and food. The whole town of New York would invite themselves to these weekly parties, Know one really knew why these parties were being throw the only one who knew was Gatsby himself. He hoped that one day Daisy would walk in with the rest of New York. He hoped he would be reunited with her but she never went. He went over the top with the number of guests, the lights, food, and entertainment. He has juice from over 200 oranges being extracted weekly for these parties. Many people invited themselves but no one really knew who Gatsby was. Nick seemed to be the only one invited to the party but he later finds out if was all a part of Gatsby 's

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