Julia Bonadonna Ms. Malecki English 3 Research Paper The Not-So Roaring 20’s Life during the 1920s was blissful. People spent all of their time and effort figuring how to get the latest fashions. The invention of the car allowed Americans to go places they had never been before and the newly created radio gave politicians a new way of gaining voters. On the surface, everything seemed to be going great but in reality, it was not. The Great Gatsby depicts largely realistic, sometimes "larger than life"
society. The 1920s era has been subject to much debate across several dimensions, such as the emergence of mass culture, shifts in morality and changes in gender roles. The goal of this research paper is to explore Fitzgerald’s portrayal of the Roaring Twenties and the American Dream, as he perceived it. This research paper focuses on one aspect of the novel: the parties. The parties illustrate several different aspects of American society during the 1920’s. This provides a basis for an analysis of Fitzgerald’s