Presentation on theme: "4 3 5 6 7 8. “An author ought to write for the youth of his generation, the critics of the next and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.” F. Scott Fitzgerald."— Presentation transcript:
“An author ought to write for the youth of his generation, the critics of the next and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.” F. Scott Fitzgerald 1920
Roaring Twenties "The world must be made safe for democracy[…] peace must be planted upon the tested foundation of political liberty.” - Woodrow Wilson Economy booming Women’s Movement, Flappers Rise in Organized Crime Prohibition Act Perceived Decline of Moral Standards
Changes in the 1920s Growing urbanization signaled a move away from “the land” fascination with the dream of success Cinema developed as a popular medium of entertainment Rise of the “Jazz Age” Mass production of the automobile allows for increased mobility
Books That Define the Time “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot: The ultimate indictment of the modern world's loss of personal, moral, and spiritual values. The New Negro by Alain Locke: A hopeful look at the negro in America Strange Interlude by Eugene O'Neill: A look at 30 years in the life of a modern woman The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway: The lost generation of expatriates Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis: A satirical look at small town life The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner: Details the decay of the Old South Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: Black life in a Black community
F. Scott Fitzgerald Born in 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended Princeton University. 1917 joined the army. Met his wife Zelda. Published The Great Gatsby at 23 in 1925. Regarded as the speaker of the Jazz Age. Drinking and wife’s schizophrenia Died in 1940.
Most static character? Most dynamic character? Feelings towards Tom ? Feelings towards Daisy ? Feelings towards Nick and/or Jordan ? And, most importantly…. How does Fitzgerald evoke these feelings? Overarching Questions