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The Great Gatsby and the 1920sThe book The Great Gatsby written by F Scott Fitzgerald was a very popular selection that is read in high schools and colleges year in and year out It was about Nick Carraways narration of when he lived in West Egg next to a very wealthy mysterious man whose name was Jay Gatsby The Great Gatsby was set in the 1920s post World War I also known as the Roaring Twenties F Scott Fitzgeralds view of the 1920s in The Great Gatsby was accurate to the 1920s of the United States of America because of the role of women division of people based on their economic status and the continued use of selling alcohol during prohibition that was displayed in the novel Fitzgeralds view of women in The Great Gatsby was quite accurate to the role of women in the United States during the 1920s Starting with Daisy Buchanan Nicks cousin Fitzgerald proved to the audience that the role of women in the book was similar to that of the 1920s Daisy was married to a wealthy east egg resident named Tom Buchanan She basically received anything she desired as Toms wife without having to work Not many women worked in the 1920s In fact according to ncpediaorg In the United States in the 1920s only about 15 percent of white and 30 percent of black married women with wage-earning husbands held paying jobs Benner This number proved that most married women did not work in the 1920s The income brought in by the husband was apparently sufficient enough for most families in the period Daisy wanted to live the lavish high scale lifestyle and her wish was true The only negative aspect of her life was that her marriage was not authentic The reader learned that Tom had an affair with another women and sometimes
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