Setting of The Great Gatsby

The setting of the Great Gatsby took place in New York around the 1920's. During that time there were conflicts going on like the prohibition. The 18th Amendment had banned the sale, transportation and manufacture of alcohol in America but that didn't stop Gatsby. In this decade, America became the wealthiest country in the world as seen in The Great Gatsby. In the story and also in the movie it seemed like everything revolved around having money and making it known how wealthy someone was. "The one on my right was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool and more than forty acres of lawn and garden. It was Gatsby's mansion" (pg.9).

By: makayla benoit


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