What is the historical backdrop against which the novel (The Great Gatsby) was written? What were the major events (in your opinion) that shaped the era of the 1920s in the Western world?

The Great Gatsby can be read not only as a critique of modern America, but also as a criticism of Western technological progress and advancement. Using the themes, events, and characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic work, please address the following questions in your analysis: 1. What is the historical backdrop against which the novel was […]