Partygoers In The 1920's

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Partygoers in the 1920’s were the most reckless of them all. They would get drunk or high, they would also have flappers that would dance and the parties were usually huge.An example in the book about how reckless parties were in the 1920’s is at the first party Nick went to he saw “one of the girl in yellow was playing the piano and beside her stood a tall red haired young lady from a famous chorus ,engaged in the song. she had drunk a quality of champagne and during the….song she had decided that everything was very very sad… she was….singing and was weeping it”(55-56).This is a perfect example because she was drunk and was trying to sing but that didn’t really work that great. She and so many other people were like this at parties like …show more content…

Myrtle is a poor woman who is married and who mostly used Tom to get everything she wanted. Tom would go over to Myrtle’s house and pick her up “to see” her sister and friends. So they could go to the apartment that Tom rented so they can hang out. While at the apartment they have a drinking party and Nick was invited. While at the party Myrtle says “Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!”(41) and then Tom gets mad and slaps her and he breaks her nose.This is important because this event shows that Tom was careless around Myrtle and just straight up broke Myrtle’s nose because he didn’t want her to talk about Daisy.Second, Tom is careless about his actions and words. When George Wilson wanted revenge on who killed Myrtle he went to Tom to see who owned the yellow car and Tom told him Jay Gatsby owned the car. So Wilson went over to Gatsby’s house and shoot Gatsby and himself [Wilson] to have revenge on the murderer even though we find out Daisy was actually was driving that night. All because of Tom having an affair with Myrtle she was killed, then Gatsby, and then Wilson. Nick narrates that “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then treated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever kept them together,and let other people clean up the mess they had made ”(187-188). This is significant to the thesis statement because Tom and Daisy throughout the

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