F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Roaring Twenties

F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Roaring Twenties

F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Roaring Twenties A Crazy Guy for Crazy Times F. Scott Fitzgerald The Early Years Born in Minnesota in 1896, Died in California in 1940 Attended St. Paul Academy and graduated Princeton in 1917 Joined the Army during WWI, but the war ended before he was sent to

Europe Began writing for advertising firm and publishing short stories His Personal Life Married Zelda Sayre, a wealthy young socialite in 1920 Lived in New York and became a big celebrity lived the big life Zelda became schizophrenic in early 1930 lived in mental

institutions Became an alcoholic Died after a heart attack at the age of 44 Fitzgeralds Literary Career Published four novels This Side of Paradise (1920) The Beautiful and Damned (1922) The Great Gatsby (1925)

Tender Is the Night (1934) The Last Tycoon unfinished but published upon his death - Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy. Prosperity! Music! Drinking! (Illegally!) Question: What had just ended before the 1920s began? Back to Normal

Politicians began to play the Politics of Prosperity What might this mean? The womens movement got the right for women to vote in 1921 But the temperance movement was also responsible for Prohibition (The Noble Experiment) 1920-1933 1. 2.

Define prohibit The 18th Amendment prohibited the manufacture and sale of 3. The Volstead Act of 1919 0.5% 4. WCTU and the AntiSaloon League 5. Speakeasies spring up What the heck is a speakeasy? 6. Prohibition and crimeAl Capone, for example FLAPPERS! FLAPPING! The term "flapper",

referred to a "new breed" of young women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered "decent" behavior. The flappers were seen as brash in their time for wearing makeup, drinking hard liquor, and smoking.

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