How Did People Influence The Great Gatsby

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The 1920’s To say The Great Gatsby influenced people would be wrong and right. The book wasn 't the only thing that gave people in the 1920s the motivation and American dream that was needed before the war. The stock market crash also played a big role in restoring the great american society. Yeah it might of put america in a horrible spot and probably the worst we’ve ever been but it also taught us valuable lessons and brought the book its fame and the book opened americans eyes or showed them a different view of the way the world was because they were too blind. The Great Gatsby is a novel of triumph and tragedy, noted for the remarkable and extraordinary way the author describes a nation of American society. The book wasn 't that popular so it was at a pause during…show more content…
The stock market crash of 1929 was needed as like a jump start for the nation. With the stock market crash of 1929, it sent the U.S. into the greatest depression it has ever known and people didn 't know what to do or how to fix it. Fitzgerald couldn 't predict the stock market crash but in his book the Great Gatsby, he does write about how, “that society was living in excess and without curbing its appetite somewhat, ruin was just around the corner.” Before the crash the only people that benefited were the wealthy and officials and the high ups, before the crash the market rose by 108 percent and wages grew, but this all came to a big grinding halt when the stock market crashed. The Nation went up and came crumbling down, this destroyed the economy and the view of people as they did not know how to fix it or change it. This crash came so suddenly; no one was prepared or ready for the sudden crash. A powerful group of activists made it their mission and dedicated most of their time to eradicate liquor in an effort to help the country return to simpler times. They thought it could be a step to regain what we lost but little did they know it was one of the biggest legislative backfires in
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