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1 Background Information The Great Gatsby

2 Modernism in Literature Began after World War I; influenced a change in beliefs about the world Reflection of emphasis on fragmentation of society Disillusionments, loss of faith in the American Dream Flawed, imperfect heroes Interest in the workings of the mind; stream of consciousness

3 Roaring Twenties More people living in cities

4 The New Woman Changes in Style, short hair, short skirts Women drank and smoked Voting Working Sexual Freedom

5 Mass Culture Strong Economy; People are making more and spending more. Electrical Appliances Radio Movies Automobile Hotels and Garages

6 Jazz Age African American Influence Music can now be shared across the nation with the radio

7 Prohibition Ban on the making and sale of alcohol Rise in organized crime Bootlegging; illegal production and sale of alcohol

8 Cultural Civil War Immigration of African Americans into large cities like Chicago; influence of culture, jazz, blues, Harlem Renaissance Communist Scare; Red Scare National Origins Act of 1924; immigration restrictions

9 F. Scott Fitzgerald ?page= ?page=3


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