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Have you heard about period of time in Americas history known as the Roaring 20s If you do not know about this time period then a good place to find out about it is in the book The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald did an excellent job in portraying this story during the time period known as the Roaring 20s Fitzgerald uses the way of life in the twenties and the change of the sex roles as the ways in which to depict this book as a story taking place in the twenties When you think of the Roaring 20s then the first few things that come to mind are Babe Ruth the Ford car and illegal drinking The twenties were recognized in Americas history as the time when the stock market soared and the business boomed Everybody seemed to be going from rags to riches The amount of people in the lower class decreased enormously and the amount of people in the upper class increased There was freedom and equality for all people It was also a time for large parties and the illegal consumption of alcohol Education also reached an all time high at that point in history Another occurrence in the twenties was that women started get a better standing in the home They had more rights and could be more forceful with their spouses To put it shortly there was a cultural revolution that changed from war weariness to booming carefree society In the book The Great Gatsby the first way that the twenties are portrayed is the way in which the people live their lives They are carefree and just want to have a lot of fun They stands for all of the people that attend Gatsbys parties Even Nick and Jordan just come to the parties to have fun Nick says at first that he only came because he was invited by Gatsby but he says later
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