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What does studying the roaring twenties and the works and life of F. Scott Fitzgerald....?
What does studying the roaring twenties and the works and life of F. Scott Fitzgerald tell us about what was important to humanity during that time period?
- ?Lv 71 month ago
I think the answer to that is obvious. He writes about the behaviors, desires, and values of people at that time. It's an interested question now, because the "Roaring Twenties" followed WWI and the Spanish flu pandemic. One interpretation is that people were so tired of being isolated and deprived that they cut loose in the 20s- spending freely, partying, becoming more interested in material possessions and building wealth. Will we see the same thing after COVID? Very possibly. There's a lot of pent up demand for travel, eating out, concerts, etc.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
to get the proper grasp, you also have to recognize the events of the preceding decade as they impacted the societies in question.