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Lost Generation Cynicism

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Jen Agamaite

on 2 April 2012

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Transcript of Lost Generation Cynicism

une generation perdue Gertrude Stein mechanic people of the 1920s who rejected American post WWI values The Lost Generation moral loss aimlessness wwI destroyed idea of living virtuously being good no longer meant good things would happen to you men went to war and returned lost Gatsby:
illusion of happiness
hides a sad loneliness Fitzgerald has first hand knowledge
of the Lost Generation- he lived it cynicism An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others How did cynicism differ between men and women?
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