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THE LOST GENERATION

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Transcript of THE LOST GENERATION

BY ALAINA, JULIANA AND TEMI
SO WHAT?
WHY?
WHEN?
WHO?
WHAT?
The Lost Generation's beliefs often conflicted with the beliefs of the rest of society.
THE LOST GENERATION
greater context in history
The Roaring 20's
Prohibition
Art-Deco Movement
Surrealist Movement
The Lost Generation
The Scopes Trial
Polish-Soviet War
Irish War of Independance
Reprocussions from World War I
Rise of Communism
The Lost Generation more generally refers to the group of people that came of age during World War I
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ernest Hemingway
John Dos Passos
e.e. cummings
Archibald Macleish
Hart Crane
T. S. Elliot
Ezra Pound

The term was "coined" by Gertrude Stein, who referred to the War Veterans as the "lost generation".
Their novels have a tone of despair and futility, leading them to be grouped into one category with similar writing styles.
The selected group of authors decided to move to Paris and continue their writing careers there.
They thought that the culture in Paris was a better "basis" for their work, and in turn ended up changing Paris' culture as well.

Believed that Paris had a better cultural basis for their work
They left America for better literary opportunities
When they moved to the place of literary and cultural opportunity, there were many breakthroughs
Vocal rebellion on issues such as social, sexual, and aesthetic conventions.
They idealised the past in hopes of forgetting the declining world.
Some say that they had lost all hope in America's society and the social construct that plagued America.
Started an active movement to establish values

Even though they are called the lost generation, their causes and the things they stood for were not lost.
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Mainstream Jazz
Literature
The Great Gatsby
Anti-Prohibiton
Art
Increasing Social Freedom for Women
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They struggled with new ideas about gender roles, society, diplomacy, morality, and other issues and challenged appropriate behavior, especially the women.
They often held what was considered by many to be radical political beliefs

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