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1

Lost Generation

Group of disillusioned American writers and artists after the tragedy and effects of WW1

2

Traditional Reader

Gatsby wasn’t successful nor popular. People hated the truth

3

The New Woman Movement

Feminist movement
Women didn’t want to be forced into fulfilling traditional gender roles.
Jordan perhaps embodies this

4

Conscious consumption

Materialistic ideas about wealth

5

Prohibition

Ban of production, importation, transportation and sale of alcohol.
Gatsby as a bootlegger

6

Jazz Age

Associated with West Egg and the party culture of Gatsby

7

“Winter Dreams”

Dexter fell in love with Judy however left him and caused his heartbreak.
Gatsby fell in love with Daisy however he left her to go to war

8

Modern Readers

Enjoy the novel as they feel nostalgic on the American past

9

Modernism?

Attempted to represent an emptiness and disillusionment to America after WW1