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At a glance some would say that the 1920s were one of the most radical times in the history of America Sure the late 60s were too but the 20s had the largest jump in trends Values and Morals It was now transportation age people were not confined to their homes and could now go out and socialize This increase in mobility and the womens rights movement helped too increase social stimulus and decrease moral values The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald was a perfect example of the lifestyles and values of people in the early 20s The Great Gatsby very ingeniously viewed the social and financial lives of all its characters You could see the poverty stricken gas station owner George and his wife Myrtle Wilson the middle class main character of the story Nick Carraway And the upper class Tom and Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby Nicks next door neighbor Jay Gatsby whole purpose in the story was to win back his long estranged girlfriend Daisy Buchanan His social standards did not consider the fact that Daisy already had a family All Gatsby wanted in the story was to steal her back In the story The Great Gatsby Nicks cousin Daisy Buchanan had a family of her own Daisys family included Tom Buchanan and there young daughter Their family life was very much stretched Daisy rarely saw her daughter as she always off somewhere else most likely being pampered by the house sitters But when daisy and her child did meet it always seemed like they had been parted for years and all this Childs mother had to offer were words of spoiling content You could almost claim the interactions from the mother to the child as ignorant and uncaring Comparing then to today and Im sure you will see a difference in attitude Although I couldnt attest to having such financially opulent parents like these at least my parents care
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