Analyzing The American Dream In The 1920's

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The Roaring Twenties was a time of drastic reform; both in social regards and many others. One of the many things that had been born from the twenties is undoubtedly the American Experience. To people at the time, the term American Experience meant a plethora of things. It was a term that was unique to each individual, and stood for their goal, or maybe the lack thereof, or perhaps it stood for their own character and defined their whole life. Regardless, the American Experience was entirely adaptable; writing from the many authors that stemmed from this time had proved that to be true. Those authors had provided a view into the American Experience, but also a view on how the American Experience affected the population. The American Experience; the American Dream was unique to each individual in America, along with the many immigrants…show more content…
In particular, the book takes a surprising turn in that one of the main characters is killed off by a side character, very much changing the story. However, this could have underlying tones. This character was a seemingly perfect example of the American Dream, working for many years, building up his fame and fortune, all for one thing. That goal would be the love that he has kept in for many years for a certain character. Unfortunately, that love is never truly realized, as he is killed off. This could have an understanding that the American Dream does not always succeed for everyone; it would seem that Fitzgerald had seen his own share of heartache or failure, or perhaps an interrupted, unfulfilled dream, caused by the war prior to the twenties. This is very much present in other works published during the Roaring Twenties, in that each author had his own take on the American Dream and Experience, in that each author mixed in their own “American Dream” and how they defined it, and we now study that definement as a
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