The Rise Of The Automobile In The Great Gatsby

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The Rise of the Automobile in 1920s in The Great Gatsby
Perhaps no invention affected American everyday life in the 20th century more than the automobile. The invention and improvement of the automobile not only changed the America society, but also the whole world.The rapidly growing automobile industry led by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produced new and better models every year to supply the insatiable public demand. Increased wages and lower cost vehicles made possible through mass production meant that cars became increasingly affordable, although 3 out of 4 cars were bought on installment plans.
In the book, The Great Gatsby, the author F. Scott Fitzgerald mentioned the automobile repeatedly. This marked that the automobile had already been a significant part of the society at that time.

The automobile industry during …show more content…

The nobility who were financially powerful, preferred this car to showing off their high status and wealth. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby owns a customized yellow Rolls-Royse race …show more content…

is predicated on Gatsby trying to pull off an air of British sophistication. In the 1920s, one of the most significant symbol was that the life, the rich’s life, was cluttered with the material things. Money seemed to be just pouring out of every orifice before the stock market crash in 1929, and the demand for Rollers was so great in the United States that the company actually built a second factory in Springfield in Massachusetts. A little emblematic of Gatsby himself, then, really, as an American that wants everyone to think otherwise. The rise of the automobile, though speed up the technology revolution, it’s one of the main reasons of the crash of the economy system in the

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