Prohibition In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The interactive orals helped me gain a deeper understanding of The Great Gatsby because of my new knowledge about prohibition and the history of the author.
After taking many years of United States history I thought I had a pretty good picture in my head of what prohibition looked like. I knew there was an increase in gang violence and many parties, but I didn’t really know how easy it was to obtain alcohol. The interactive oral taught me that alcohol actually became cheaper to buy after prohibition was enacted. This is very important because alcohol would play a huge role in the book, The Great Gatsby. Alcohol was mentioned in every single party and event that Nick attended and was a huge temptation for him. Gatsby always had the most in
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