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The American Dream and Corruption:
Transcript of The American Dream and Corruption:
What would you do to "have it all"?
While he first appears to be living The American Dream, Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby has amassed his great fortune as a bootlegger and quite possibly a drug dealer.
What happens when you work very hard and get nowhere?
Possibility drives us towards the
What happens when it
During the late 19th and early 20th century baseball
was probably the most widely played sport in
the country. After school and on weekends nearly
every boy in America played ball. Professional players
Arnold Rothstein vs. Myer Wolfsheim
"The fix is in."
A kingpin of the Jewish mob in New York. Rothstein was widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics, conspiring in the fixing of the 1919 World Series.
There would be more after this which reflects insight on the theme of the corruption of American Dream in the novel and research into organized crime in the 1920's.
Myrtle and George Wilson
F. Scott Fitzgerald's
The Great Gatsby
Prohibition gives rise to organized crime.
Organized crime received a major boost from Prohibition. Rather than reducing crime, Prohibition transformed some cities into battlegrounds between opposing bootlegging gangs.
Even America's Pastime Wasn't Safe
Shoeless Joe Jackson......"Say it ain't so, Joe!"