Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The Great Gatsby takes place in the 1920's. During the 1920's the law of prohibition had been passed. Many people rebelled from it and would not obey this law. People sold alcohol illegally and would pass it around at big parties."Many people became involved in an underground movement to sell and distribute alcoholic beverages." Another 'problem' was women turning into flappers. These are the reasons why the 1920's were called "The Roaring 20's" because of the fact that everyone began to rebel and do whatever they pleased.

Jay Gatsby was a big part of this problem. He was a bootlegger. Through this illegal operation, Gatsby was able to make a lot of money and become a part of the "new money." He was a smuggler and a consumer of alcohol in the 1920's.

Flappers were the women's style of the 1920's. These fashions contained bobbed hair, thin, knee length dresses, pearls, etc.) Women like Daisy, Jordan, Myrtle, and most of the women in this book followed this fashion because they were a part of the people that were rebelling against the laws that they believed were unjust.


1 comment:

  1. Good information, but again make sure to put all posts into your own words. 75/75