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The Disillusionment of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Dreams and Ideals in The Great Gatsby
Theory and Practice in Language Studies
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the American economy ascended, bringing unprecedented levels of affluence to the nation. The chaos of World War I left America in a state of distress, and the generation that fought the war turned to profligate living to recompense. In this novel, Fitzgerald found this new lifestyle seductive and, like Gatsby, he had always idolized the very rich. In this era, unrestrained materialism set the tone of society, which ends to the collapse of alldoi:10.17507/tpls.0606.21 fatcat:oli3pkvoorhf7pfxiqorqt4tqi