the great Gatsby

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Known as the Jazz Age, the Roaring twenties, or the Boom, the twenties marked a time period when the economy excelled. Many people felt that this was a time when everyone got rich, drank hard liquor, and partied all the time. This was not the way it was at all and Fitzgerald wanted people to realize this. Although the economy may have excelled not all people deviated from their normal life styles, got rich, partied, …

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…some of which are the typically thought of people of the twenties, Gatsby and Tom, while others are the low class, Wilson. Nick the narrator is one who is only partially involved and that is probably why Fitzgerald chose him as our narrator because he is a little bit of both sides. All in all Fitzgerald accomplished his task of creating a realistic portrayal of the twenties with characters and places that fit the time.