THE UNITED STATES IN THE TWENTIES AS REFLECTED IN F. SCOTT FITZGERALD’S THE GREAT GATSBY

Muniroh, Zahrotul (2016) THE UNITED STATES IN THE TWENTIES AS REFLECTED IN F. SCOTT FITZGERALD’S THE GREAT GATSBY. In: PROCEEDING OF CONSORTIUM OF LINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE Contemporary Issues in English Linguistics, Literature, and Education. Prosiding, Vol. 1 (No. 1). Fakultas Adab dan Ilmu Budaya, Yogyakarta, pp. 39-45. ISBN 978-979-8548-08-6

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Abstract

The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 20s. According to the theories explaining that literature is the reflection or mirror of the society in which the work is created, this novel depicts clearly about the condition of American society in the twenties. The era of twenties is the post-war era when American tried hard to build the country after the World War I or The Great War was ended. The success reached by The United States to recover from post-war condition lead them to a very prosperious and modernization era followed by the development of advanced technology and the abundance transportation meansd like cars and even planes possessed by the wealthy people of this country. As the technology and modernization developed, education, emancipation, the change of lifestyle and new beliefs like hedonism and materialism went along with them. Both hedonism and materialism is the beliefs that idolize the pleasure and material comfort to its utmost that lead American society to the moral failure of this era. The pursuit of the goal were focused on the material gain so that crimes, gambling, and illegal business become a sort of culture of the society of this era. The Amendment that prohibited the consumption and the trade of alcohol was broken by the people. This research is aimed to analyze the condition of American society in the twenties as reflected on the characters found in Fitzgerald‟s The Great Gatsby through sociological study of the literature and qualitative-descriptive method. Keywords: the twenties, prosperity, hedonism, materialism

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: the twenties, prosperity, hedonism, materialism
Subjects: Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Prosiding (Proceeding)
Depositing User / Editor: Sugeng Hariyanto, SIP (sugeng.hariyanto@uin-suka.ac.id)
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 01:36
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 01:36
URI: http://digilib.uin-suka.ac.id/id/eprint/23543

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