Compare And Contrast The Great Gatsby And Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Literary Analysis First Draft The 1920s were an intriguing, yet oppressed time period that presented cultural movements and a major difference between the high and low end of the economic scale. These ideas were presented through cultures, politics, and american literature. To be specific, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Their Eyes Were Watching God, written by Zora Neale Hurston. The Great Gatsby is a novel that distinguishes old money from new money by separating the fictional town of Egg into east and west divisions. Their Eyes Were Watching God is a frame narrative about a woman named Janie who tries to find her destiny and reach her goals. The amount of differences between these two books reveals the fact that the 1920s were different times for people depending on your location and family background. There are just some similarities that stick out between all Americans during this time. The 1920 's lifestyles of the main characters in The Great Gatsby contrast socially, culturally, and economically to the 1920 's lifestyles of the main characters in Their Eyes Were Watching God. The lifestyles of the characters from “The Great Gatsby” and “Their Eyes Were Watching God” contrast economically speaking. During the 1920s, there was a large gap between the rich and the poor. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven 't had the advantages you’ve had.”(Fitzgerald 1). Very successful

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