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Character List: - Jay Gatsby(James Gatz): west / the man with the most hope according to Nick - Nick Carraway: west / the only person who knows everything that happened / the one person who was at Gatsby’s funeral - Tom Buchanan: east / the person who told Wilson that the yellow car was Gatsby’s - Daisy Buchanan: east - Jordan Baker: east/ plays golf/ have seen daisy and Gatsby dating back in Louisville / the closest friend with Daisy/ likes Gossips/ cheated on the tournament/ kind of a new woman figure in the 1922 - Meyer Wolfsheim: Gatsby’s friend, a prominent figure in organized crime. Before the events of the novel take place, Wolfsheim helped Gatsby to make his fortune bootlegging illegal liquor. His continued acquaintance with Gatsby suggests that Gatsby is still involved in illegal business. - Klipspringer: The shallow freeloader who seems almost to live at Gatsby’s mansion, taking advantage of his host’s money. As soon as Gatsby dies, Klipspringer disappears—he does not attend the funeral, but he does call Nick about a pair of tennis shoes that he left at Gatsby’s mansion. - Mr. Wilson: lives in valley of ashes, kills Gatsby, - Myrtle: cheats on wilson with Tom - Dan Cody: The old money Gatsby first met/ changed his life / Gatsby watched over Cody so that he won’t die when he’s drunk (reason why Gatsby doesn’t drink) / was supposed to give Gatsby money when he died but did not happen. - T.J.Eckleberg: symbolizes God (Wilson saw it before he went to kill Gatsby) Setting: NYC, long island Time- summer 1922 Fitzgerald called the 1920s as THE JAZZ AGE Symbolic Colors: Gold: wealth, riches Yellow: False, for appearance, fading or transparent, death White: purity, innocence, honor. Grey: lack of color, lifelessness. Green: Life, hope, vitality, the future. Background: -Wartime is over - increase in production and consumerism -American economy grows due to trade
-People have more money to spend on goods + leisure -Cars were more readily available for purchase (1/2 of all families owned a car) -More devices were made (washing machines, refrigerators, vacuum, toaster, radio) -Buying credit was introducing Leisure Activities: -Golden age of Radio late 1920-1950 (Buy 1929 40% of homes owned a radio, closer to 80% in urban areas) -Movies started becoming popular (Hollywood/Los Angeles was known for them) Sports: *Transportation allowed for more people to go to games Fashion: -Women worked more = need to get around more = shorter dresses -Drastic break from tradition -Short hair, shorter dresses, bare arms, dropped waist, simple, hats, pearl necklaces. *Fashion represented a shift, “birth of modern women” Prohibition: -part of temperance movement during the first decade of the 20th century -18th Amendment banned the manufacture, transportation, and sale of liquor -Brought the increase of ….. -illegal production and sale of liquor -illegal drinking spots -rise of gang + violence and other crimes -Due to these issues and more, prohibition ended up being repeated in 1933 with with 21st Amendment
Women: -Fashion represented a shift, “birth of modern women” -19th Amendment allowed them the right to vote -Jazz music/ dance

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