Fitzgerald's Life In The Great Gatsby

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Fitzgerald’s life has a great emphasis on his work of “The Great Gatsby.” Fitzgerald wrote “The Great Gatsby” around what he was experiencing in the 1920’s. For example, the Roaring 20’s was a period of immense corruption and wealth. This corruption and wealth was shown by Gatsby’s way of acquiring wealth through bootlegging. The narrator of the video explained that the Gatsby was the symbol of New York. In the novel, Gatsby was very wealthy which was obtained through bootlegging. This parallels to the time period as Fitzgerald saw the same instances in New York. During the 20’s, bootleggers were common and were usually very wealthy. Furthermore, Fitzgerald’s everyday life parallels to the book due to the book revolving around corrupted wealth.
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