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Table of Contents Context Post WWI Scott Fitzgerald Success Fitzgerald's Decline The Great Gatsby Summary Summary (continued) Nick Caraway - Narrator The Buchanan's Gatsby Cast of Characters Symbols Themes Themes (continued) Reaction to the Novel
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Conte n WWI made Americans question traditional ideals. n Literature and art adopted new ideas and new styles. n The philosophy of the time was called “modernism.”
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Post WWI Standard of living increased for most Americans abandoned small towns in exchange for urban living Economy prospered as Americans tried to forget troubles of war - frivolous spending - illegal liquor - bonds
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Scott Fitzgerald Scott left Princeton to join the Army. He published his first short story. He also fell in love with Zelda Sayre, a Southern woman who wouldn’t marry him until he could provide for her financially.
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Success The Fitzgerald's became part of the wealthy, extravagant society of this time. They spent time in both New York and Europe, mingling with famous celebrities and spending recklessly. The decline of Fitzgerald’s personal and artistic life coincided with the end of the 1920s.
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Fitzgerald’s decline Zelda suffered nervous breakdowns
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