Presentation on theme: "About the Author Born-September 24, 1896 Died-December 21, 1940 Married Zelda Sayre Famous works include -The Great Gatsby -The Beautiful and the Damned."— Presentation transcript:
About the Author Born-September 24, 1896 Died-December 21, 1940 Married Zelda Sayre Famous works include -The Great Gatsby -The Beautiful and the Damned -Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgeralds Impact on Society Fitzgerald named the 1920s The Jazz Age Wrote screenplays for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Created the The Great Gatsby which is said to be the most accurate description of the 1920s
The Jazz Age Prohibition was in effect Dances such as the Charleston were popular Popular sayings included 23 Skidoo, Bees Knees Economy was in a Boom
World War I World War I ended in 1918. Disillusioned because of the war, the generation that fought and survived has come to be calledthe lost generation.
The Roaring Twenties America seemed to throw itself headlong into a decade of madcap behavior and materialism, a decade that has come to be called the Roaring Twenties.
The New Woman Among the rules broken were the age-old conventions guiding the behavior of women. The new woman demanded the right to vote and to work outside the home. Symbolically, she cut her hair into a boyish bob and bared her calves in the short skirts of the fashionable twenties flapper.
The Flappers Flappers were women who rebelled against the fashion and social norms of the early 1900s. They married at a later age and drank and smoked in public Flappers were known for their carefree lifestyles. YouTube Flapper
Flapper Fashion Flappers dressed in shapeless dresses that came to the knee. Dresses were made to look boy-like Gender bending was common. Women would try to make themselves look more man-like.
Prohibition Another rule often broken was the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, or Prohibition, which banned the public sale of alcoholic beverages from 1919 until its appeal in 1933. Speak-easies, nightclubs, and taverns that sold liquor were often raided, and gangsters made illegal fortunes as bootleggers, smuggling alcohol into America from abroad. Prohibition YouTube
Gambling Another gangland activity was illegal gambling. Perhaps the worst scandal involving gambling was the so-called Black Sox Scandal of 1919, in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for accepting bribes to throw baseballs World Series.
The Automobile The Jazz Age was also an era of reckless spending and consumption, and the most conspicuous status symbol of the time was a flashy new automobile. Advertising was becoming the major industry that it is today, and soon advertisers took advantage of new roadways by setting up huge billboards at their sides. Both the automobile and a bizarre billboard play important roles in The Great Gatsby.
The American Dream Gatsby is the ideal image of one who has achieved the American Dream. The American Dream is the concept widely held in the United States of America, that through hard work, courage and determination one can achieve prosperity.
Old Money Vs. New Money New Money: Someone who has achieved the American Dream Not as respected in the 1920s Old Money: Money from family wealth Born rich Not earned through work done by yourself Respected above all in the 1920s