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Student 107 Quit Lookin at Me There cannot be a God because if there were one I could not believe that I was not He - Nietzsche This is the state to which religion had fallen by the turn of the 20th century The age of faith had truly ended in America The vacuum created by our departing deity was filled with new philosophies of cutthroat capitalism and individualism No longer were our actions constrained by a supernatural force all bets were off and humanity went wild This change in philosophy had its greatest impact in 1920s America a time of prosperity and gaiety for all The money was rolling and the bars were hopping everywhere from New York to California and no man woman or child went unaffected The apparent happiness of America was countered by a darker more sinister side one of corruption and greed In his novel The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald paints a sad picture of American life during the 1920s its purpose and its occupants They are the lost children of the 20th century unconcerned with religion God or any such frivolous things Economics is the new religion with the all mighty dollar as its deity Fitzgerald articulates his feelings on this change through his portrayal of God and though the role that God plays in the lives of his characters Both facets of his argument are intriguing yet disturbing creating a picture of amorality and opportunism in our countrys finest decade Through centuries of painting and sculpture a distinct picture of God had been created A majestic figure clad is flowing white robes commanding over the universe with effortless omnipotence Fitzgerald rejects this ideal and creates a much more puzzling picture of his God a dilapidated advertisement serves as the physical manifestation of God Above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it you perceive after a moment the
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