The first Red Scare occurred right after WWI and when the Jazz age and prohibition started. America was a notable economic power, and the KKK dominated the South opposing to the law. The first Red Scare was a fear of communists, socialists, and anarchists. A series of anarchist bombings, innocent people were jailed for sharing their views, and civil rights were ignored. The amount of fear, as fast as it came it went away just as fast.
He was selfish, he took land that rightfully belonged to the Indians and didn 't feel guilty about it. The battle he is known best for is the battle of New Orleans, he won the battle but that battle was not necessary. He was a sore loser, when he didn 't win president the first time around he accused Adams of corruption. When he became president he wanted to get rid of paper money, he hated it. Think about it for a minute, if he hated paper money, why should he be on it?
Fitzgerald uses characterisation to explore the concept hollowness of the upper class. The further through the novel characters such as Tom, Daisy and Jordan are shown more in depth where their true hollow personalities surface, becoming more despised of by readers as they reveal their identities as careless by causing trouble and retreating into their money at Gatsby’s funeral and Myrtles Murder this is the most hollow and empty thing anyone could do. The hollowness of the upper class is highlighted by Daisy and Tom Buchannan whom are from the established class, both coming from a long tradition of wealth strongly believing that the grass is greener on the other side. Their hollow personalities cause them to commit adultery, corrupting their marriage as they desire money and new materialism.
During the 1920s, America seemed to be a land of glamor and luxury. Underneath the beauty, however, was a vast underworld of crime: bootleggers and gangs ran rampant, controlling even members of the government. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, he tells a tale of that decade, which appears glamorous but is filled with corruption. The novel makes a naturalism argument about the impossibility of changing social class, revealing that only a facade of mobility can be achieved through debaucherous actions.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald characterizes the 1920s as an era of decayed social and moral values. One of the major themes explored in this novel is the Hollowness of the Upper Class. The entire book revolves around money including power and little love. Coincidentally the three main characters of the novel belong to the upper class and throughout the novel Fitzgerald shows how this characters have become corrupted and have lost their morality due to excess money and success and this has led them to change their perspective towards other people and they have been portrayed as short-sighted to what is important in life. First of all, we have the main character of this novel, Gatsby who won’t stop at nothing to become rich overnight in illegal dealings with mobsters such as Wolfsheim in order to conquer Daisy’s heart.”
During the 1920’s, a period of time known as the jazz age, was also called the roaring twenties, has been released. The Jazz age happened when the wealth of the America and how it was in its major, in front of the disaster and the stock market crash and also Great Depression. The Jazz Age carried information from writes, musicians, and female suffrage leaders brainwashing dissimilar classes of population culture. Jazz was also made up in the twentieth century by a social group of African Americans musicians who were from New Orleans. Recorded far and near the 1920’s, “The Great Gatsby”, word for word stands in for enough and dishonest trust in all respects of that time.
About the cause of Willy 's death, critic like Bert Cardullo, in his article subtitled The Swollen Legacy of Arthur Miller, argues that: … The salesman figure that comes through is not of a typical grunt brought down by financial failure but of an exceptional invalid, in whom the stress of business only increased existing psychological imbalances ( ' 'Death of a Salesman
The Great Gatsby presents its characters as having living the American Dream. However, it is only a belief; the behaviors they have and decisions they take only leave them with a false perception of life and lifestyle. The Great Gatsby relates to the corruption of the American Dream for those materialistic people who were after money. Fitzgerald reveals the idea of corruption in the American Dream through conditions such as wealth and materialism, power and social status, and relationships involving family and affairs. He uses examples of this corruption to show the reader that people are willing to lie, betray others, and commit crime to be able to live a ‘better and fuller’ life.
The book explores the search for happiness and wealth through the American dream and shows dysfunctional relationships, materialism, and corrupt values during the Jazz Age. The Great Gatsby is a rags to riches story of a man in pursuit of his dreams. The Great Gatsby is not the story of a woman’s pursuit of happiness and does not offer a good female representation of a 1920’s woman. The book seems to reduce women to mere objects through characters like Tom and Gatsby who manipulate and glorify Daisy. In The Great Gatsby there are several men that have a physical dominance over women.
Money is not something you can separate from the body. If you were born with money, you 're actually born with money. There was music from my neighbor 's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and he champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his motor-boats slid the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam.
Their music was also largely different though some music still has its roots in Jazz and Delta Blues. Also, radio now is supremely different in terms of racism where now if you say anything that could be perceived as racist that person is fired, but back then if you were blatantly racist you were hired. As time moves on, times also
Gilded: covered in gold, but that’s not the reality of this age with political corruption and corporate financial misleadings. Gilded in this case was anything but gold. Political, social, and economic conditions in the late 1800’s such as the railroads built in the south made by the slaves who were uneducated due to segregation which was ignored because slavery was over, making it seem life was golden leading to the term The Gilded Age. There were laws against certain people coming into The United States. This country was supposed to be a place of freedom, yet we were stopping people from coming into this country, certain things such as the Chinese exclusion act of 1882, which was then followed by restriction on admitting criminal + mentally ill.
Abuse to the Constitution America was never really the land of liberty, the country were the color of your skin or the god you believe in made a difference to how you will be treated. In the 1920s all these rights were nowhere in sight, as for African Americans were still discriminated, immigrants were not trusted, and government officials decided what Americans would or wouldn 't drink. Although the roaring twenties, as they are reffered to, were mostly remembered to be filled with jazz, drinks, and flappers, the truth is another. Thousands of immigrants came to the United States after WWI due to the immense poverty and hoping for a brighter future.
This section was centered around the gilded age. This age was most notable for its corruption and inactivity in the government. Questions of whether democracy could succeed in a time that was dominated by wealthy men and powerful industrial corporations that would bribe people for the betterment of themselves. These corporations caused a lot of people to want political and economic reform. Political parties were so evenly divided during this time that no laws were able to be passed.
“Party Games: The Art of Stealing Elections in the Late-Nineteenth-Century United States,” written by Mark Wahlgren Summers, discusses the elements of trickery and manipulation utilized by Democrats, Republican, and Populists during the Gilded Age in efforts to get their party’s candidate(s) into office. As the text points out, “the broad range of party tricks obscured the people’s will, occasionally thwarted it, and cast a moral cloud over the winner’s title” (425). All of these political schemes that the parties in the Gilded Age were privy to, basically made a mockery of the democracy in the United States. Instead of being represented by the people, America was represented by a bunch of scoundrels, also known as politicians.