Roaring 20s and the Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is obviously about the 1920’s or how they are commonly known as ‘The Roaring Twenties’ because of different activities that were carried out during this period of time. The Roaring Twenties weren’t called ‘Roaring’ for nothing they have a great reputation of being carefree. In The Great Gatsby you have several examples of customs that where specifically practiced in the 20’s. Chapters 1-4 reveals that the basic life of a wealthy person in New York in the 1920’s. One of the factors that show up in the book and were present in the 20s was the high class party like the one Gatsby hosted. The parties like the one Gatsby threw were the difference between being rich and looking wealthy. The book shows the presence of alcohol that started to be drank in large consumptions at a time during that era. In one scene in the book where alcohol and people drank in insane consumptions was at Gatsby’s parties. Everyone there drank except Gatsby. Another thing that has similarity to the 1920s that weren’t practice in the same number as it was before is adultery. In to the book it shows that Daisy tries hard not to be unfaithful to Tom, which gives the hint that people during that time committed adultery with no problem at all. Which it was something very common during those years. Corruption was also a factor that was present in the book and real-life 1920s because people in the book and real life only wanted easy money and a way to look wealthy without doing a difference. This is shown in the book when Nick meets Meyer Wolfshiem whom Nick suspects that he and Gatsby obtain their money in illegal activities. Last but not least the form of transportation, trains, was very active all over the United States during the Roaring Twenties. Trains where used in the daily life back then and in the book, when Nick goes to a different
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