The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby can be read not only as a critique of modern America, but also as a criticism of Western technological progress and advancement Using the themes, events, and characters in F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic work, please address the following questions in your analysis:
1 What is the historical backdrop against which the novel was written? What were the major events (in your opinion) that shaped the era of the 1920s in the Western world?
2 Who are the characters that exemplify this historical background?
3 How might this novel be seen as an indictment of the idea of Western exceptionalism that had become a prominent feature of the Western world by the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
Your essay should be between 3 and 4 pages long It also must use proper style formatting(MLA) complete with citations and a works cited page