Roaring Twenties In The Great Gatsby

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Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925) is a canonical work within the American letters. Its value resides, apart from its unquestionable literary importance, in that it is a faithful portrait of the post-war period in America – the period that followed the end of the First World War that was characterised by the transfiguration of the social and economic models that looked for fitting into a modern world. The story narrates the unfortunate lives of a set of characters in the epicentre of the so-called “Roaring Twenties”, and portrays a society that, regardless of its sumptuousness, was corrupted in its core. It explores themes such as idealism, moral corruption and the American dream. Initially, the analysis is concerned with

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