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Designates the broad literary and cultural movement that spanned all of the arts and even spilled into politics and history
Where did Modernism begin?
Spread to US after WW1
What technique is used in modernism?
Stream of consciousness
What was Modernism concerned with?
-accelerating pace of society toward destruction and meaninglessness
-accurately portray the world as HUMANS saw it
Summarize the US in WW1
-attempted to remain neutral
-joined after Germans sunk our tanks
What happened to Puerto Ricans in WW1?
Given citizenship just to make them enter the war
Importance of WW1 to the Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby was in WW1
Modernism spread through WW1
Modernism in the Great Gatsby
-lack of morals
-loss of American dream
What was the most important technological innovation?
Allowed people to move to socially different areas, could move further out of city and commute
Automobiles in GG
Economics in the 1920s
The rich had all the money
most Americans had no savings
lead role in most organized crime at the time
Where did the mafia develop?
Bonny and Clyde
outlaws that captured the media's attention
poor rising up
Importance of organized crime in GG
Gatsby is a bootlegger
Who was the first person to use the term "jazz age"?
Where was the jazz age born?
New Orleans from African Americans
Importance of jazz in GG
Only place that you could drink since alcohol was illegal
trendsetters in fashion
groupies for jazz bands
What rebellious things did flappers do?
smoking, alcohol in roooms, short skirts, short hair
What was going on in sports in the 1920s?
Football and golf gain popularity
radio made national pastime baseball
player's salaries increased
Importance of sports in GG
Jordan baker is a pro golfer and has low integrity
she cheated to win her first match
Where does GG take place?
Long Island, New York
What is Long Island known for
close proximity to alcohol
What is Long Island split into?
West and East Egg
Rum runners that obtained alcohol
close to Long Island
What class was Fitzgerald born into?
Upper middle class
What greatly affected Fitzgerald?
Alcoholism interfered with his work and social life