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Modernism

Designates the broad literary and cultural movement that spanned all of the arts and even spilled into politics and history

2

Where did Modernism begin?

Europe

Spread to US after WW1

3

What technique is used in modernism?

Stream of consciousness

4

What was Modernism concerned with?

-accelerating pace of society toward destruction and meaninglessness
-accurately portray the world as HUMANS saw it

5

Summarize the US in WW1

-attempted to remain neutral
-joined after Germans sunk our tanks

6

What happened to Puerto Ricans in WW1?

Given citizenship just to make them enter the war

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Importance of WW1 to the Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby was in WW1

Modernism spread through WW1

8

Modernism in the Great Gatsby

-lack of morals
-narration
-loss of American dream
-social criticism
-modern technology

9

What was the most important technological innovation?

And why?

The automobile

Allowed people to move to socially different areas, could move further out of city and commute

10

Automobiles in GG

Myrtle's death

George's occupation

11

Economics in the 1920s

The rich had all the money

most Americans had no savings

12

Al Capone

lead role in most organized crime at the time

13

Where did the mafia develop?

Italy

14

Bonny and Clyde

outlaws that captured the media's attention

poor rising up

15

Importance of organized crime in GG

Gatsby is a bootlegger

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Who was the first person to use the term "jazz age"?

Fitzgerald

17

Where was the jazz age born?

New Orleans from African Americans

18

Importance of jazz in GG

Gatsby's parties

19

Jazz club/speakeasy

Only place that you could drink since alcohol was illegal

20

Flappers

trendsetters in fashion

feminists

groupies for jazz bands

21

What rebellious things did flappers do?

smoking, alcohol in roooms, short skirts, short hair

new women

22

What was going on in sports in the 1920s?

Football and golf gain popularity

radio made national pastime baseball

player's salaries increased

23

Importance of sports in GG

Jordan baker is a pro golfer and has low integrity

she cheated to win her first match

24

Where does GG take place?

Long Island, New York

25

What is Long Island known for

Beaches

close proximity to alcohol

coney island

26

What is Long Island split into?

West and East Egg

27

Nova Scotia

Rum runners that obtained alcohol

close to Long Island

28

What class was Fitzgerald born into?

Upper middle class

29

What greatly affected Fitzgerald?

Alcoholism interfered with his work and social life

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What type of work did Fitzgerald do? And how did he feel about it?

He wrote scripts for movies and short stories

He found this work degrading