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The Great Gatsby
Transcript of The Great Gatsby
By: Erich Maria Remarque
Films- During the 1920's most of the movies that came out were silent movies and sound movies did not come out until late 20's early 30's. One famous movie was
made in 1927. This movie was about a futuristic city. The city is divided up into two groups which are City planners and working class. The main issue in the movie was that a man fell in love with a woman and they were in different groups.
Music- The most popular music during this time period was Jazz. Jazz was the result of a melting pot during the 1920's. Many types of music were combined such as black music, spirituals, blues, gospel, and others. Some famous musicians were Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.
Art- The style of art that was popular during the 1920's was Art Deco. Art Deco was a movement in the arts and architecture. Art Deco was about elegance, sleekness, and also symbolized wealth.
Flapper dresses were very major during the 1920's. Flapper dresses were made for women that were sleek and long. It could be short but it was made mostly for dancing. For men, they wore suits that were slim fit. Women also wore many hats that made them look like superstars. Some of the celebrities were Babe Ruth, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Albert Einstein.
Tommy Gun (1920) John T Thompson
-Popular during prohibition era and used during World War II
Traffic Light (1923)
Garret A Morgan
-Improved safety on roads
Lie Detector (1921)
-Helped out police with crimes, it improved cops efficiency. Helpful during prohibition when police cracked down on possessing alcohol.
The Great Gatsby
“With fenders spread like wings we scattered light through half Astoria” pg. 73
"I found out what your ‘drug stores’ were.’ He turned to us and spoke rapidly. ‘He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter." Pg. 143
"This is a valley of ashes... where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air." Pg. 26
From a historical standpoint, these themes of the 1920s certainly embody the "roaring" aspect. It has been well applied to
The Great Gatsby
, where the characters' appearances, actions, and morals are influenced by this decade.
The Roaring Twenties
-In the Age of Innocence (1929)
By: Edith Wharton
About wealthy upper class life in NYC
"There were thousands of Kantoreks, all of whom were convinced that there was only one way of doing well, and that way theirs. And that is just why they let us down so badly." -
All Quiet on the Western Front
“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend”
- The Age of Innocence
-This Side of Paradise (1920)
By: F. Scott Fitzgerald (His first novel)
About post WWI youth, book explores
love wrapped by greed
and status seeking