The Sacco-Vanzetti case aroused liberal and radical protest because of alleged prejudice by the judge and jury against the aesthetic immigrant defendants. The Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act were frequently violated, especially by big-city dwellers and immigrants. The Scopes Trial verdict acquitted biology teacher Scopes and overturned the Tennessee law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in the schools. The s saw a shift from heavy industrial production toward a mass-consumption economy.
Early life and family background[ edit ] Zelda Sayre at 19, in dance costume Born in Montgomery, AlabamaZelda Sayre was the youngest of six children. A spoiled child, Zelda was doted upon by her mother, but her father, Anthony Dickinson Sayre —  —a justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama and one of Alabama's leading jurists—was a strict and remote man.
The family was descended from early settlers of Long Islandwho had moved to Alabama before the Civil War.
By the time of Zelda's birth, the Sayres were a prominent Southern family. Her great-uncle, John Tyler Morganserved six terms in the United States Senate ; her paternal grandfather edited a newspaper in Montgomery; and her maternal grandfather was Willis Benson Machenwho served a partial term as a U.
Newman Smith —Clothilde Sayre Mrs. John Palmer —and Lenora Sayrewho died of diphtheria at age two. As a child, Zelda Sayre was extremely active.
She danced, took ballet lessons and enjoyed the outdoors. She was bright, but uninterested in her lessons. Her work in ballet continued into high school, where she had an active social life. She drank, smoked and spent much of her time with boys, and she remained a leader in the local youth social scene.
Consequently, Sayre's antics were shocking to many of those around her, and she became—along with her childhood friend and future Hollywood starlet Tallulah Bankhead —a mainstay of Montgomery gossip. Why should all life be work, when we all can borrow?
Let's think only of today, and not worry about tomorrow. Scott Fitzgerald[ edit ] Main article: Scott Fitzgerald in Julywhen he had volunteered for the army, and was stationed at Camp Sheridan, outside Montgomery. Scott began to call her daily, and came into Montgomery on his free days.
He was so taken by Zelda that he redrafted the character of Rosalind Connage in This Side of Paradise to resemble her. At the conclusion of This Side of Paradise, the soliloquy of the protagonist Amory Blaine in the cemetery, for example, is taken directly from her journal.
Scott Fitzgerald was known to appreciate and take from Zelda's letters, even at one point borrowing her diary while he was writing This Side of Paradise. There was allegedly discussion between the men of publishing it under the name of "The Diary of a Popular Girl".
In the ledger that he meticulously maintained throughout his life, Scott noted inon September 7, that he had fallen in love.When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies.
Clearing them fixes certain problems, like loading or formatting issues on sites. In Chrome. - The Great Gatsby: The Up-Roaring Twenties The s in America were a decade of great social change.
From fashion to politics, forces clashed to produce a very ^Roaring^ decade. Jazz sounds dominated the music industry. It was the age of prohibition, the age of prosperity, and the age of downfall. The Roaring Twenties The ’s are commonly called the Roaring Twenties in the USA.
The name suggest a time of wild enjoyment, fun, loud, crazy and a musical age. The Twenties showed a revolution in art, literature and music, which greatly reflected the nations changing values. A short F.
Scott Fitzgerald biography describes F. Scott Fitzgerald's life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced The Great Gatsby.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Published: Mon, 5 Dec “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyoneâ€¦just remember that all people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had” (The Great Gatsby, F.
Scott Fitzgerald) was a major quote in The Great Gatsby made by narrator Nick Carrway’s father.