Roaring Twenties : A Decade Of Extravagance

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Roaring Twenties: A Decade of Extravagance The Roaring Twenties was a time of fun and delight the stock market was booming and America was thriving while other countries were experiencing turmoil in aftermath of the First World War. Returning from the horrors of war, writers were inspired by romance and the riches America had. Using their unique creative expression, many of the writings from the Twenties were a commentary on social life, the good and bad. Each story holds a different theme, different message, and different romance, however, each piece of work was individualistic to the writer, and to his experiences. America was entering a new era, and literature was at the forefront to change. In the Twenties literature was booming with authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, William Falkner, Langston Hughes, and Ernest Hemmingway all found their spotlight each with an original work of literature that got the human race not only entertained but aware. In the novel The Great Gatsby, penned by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a story about a rich man living in the early 1920’s New York. The titular character, Gatsby, has an interesting story that was one of the first modern day love stories. Gatsby had an extravagant mansion which people partied in until the sun would come up, known as “The party of the year”. In the 1920’s people were living like it was the end of the world; partying, getting drunk, not caring about anything, and most importantly they were spending money.

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