Did the Great Gatsby have an influence on the people in the 1920's ?I'm writting an essay and I need an example of the effect the Great Gatsby had on society. I heard F. Scott Fitsgerld wrote it...

Did the Great Gatsby have an influence on the people in the 1920's ?

I'm writting an essay and I need an example of the effect the Great Gatsby had on society. I heard F. Scott Fitsgerld wrote it because he did not aprove of the society in the 1920's. For example drinking, parties, flapper dresses, bob cuts ect. Did it have an effect on the society at all?

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The characters and action in The Great Gatsby fairly accurately portrayed the lifestyle and attitudes of American society in the 1920's, but didn't have any impact on influencing or shaping the culture.

F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda enjoyed being part of the well-to-do social scene on Long Island, the setting for much of the action in the story. They gave lavish parties marked by extravagant entertainment and plentiful liquor, all being shared by the beautiful and rich members of high society. When the Fitzgeralds moved to Paris, the circle of friends enlarged but the lifestyle continued, as they

befriended the elite of the cultural world and wealthy classes, only to offend most of them in some way by their outrageous behavior. Self-absorbed, drunk, and eccentric, they sought and received attention of all kinds.

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