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“Lost Generation”

  • Date Submitted: 04/18/2013 09:45 PM
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First off let me explain what the term the “Lost Generation” means.   It refers to the loss of innocence in society after WWII.   The Great War changed everyone’s outlook.   The Lost Generation is expressed through the characters Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchahan, and Tom Buchahan.
In chapter one the first sign of the lost generation is shown through Tom and Daisy, Nick’s cousin and her husband. They are the most snobbishly wealthy people Nick knows.   When they are first introduced in the book Nick states, “They had spent a year in France for no particular reason, and drifted here and there unrest fully wherever people played polo and were rich together.”   Tom and Daisy are major representations of the lost generation.   They do things randomly because they have no purpose or worries.   They do whatever and go wherever because no one expects anything for them.   When Tom and Nick see each other for the first time in awhile Nick thought, “Two shinning arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face.”   Nick realizes that Tom has changed very much since collage.   Before, Tom was more of a stuck of type of rich.   Nick now sees that Tom’s beliefs have become more solid.   Tom sees himself as the superior one over his social circle and other races.   While Nick is at dinner with Tom and Daisy Tom blurts out, “civilization’s going to pieces; the idea is if we don’t look the white race will be utterly submerged.”   “Tom is getting very profound, Daisy said with an expression of unthoughtful sadness.   He reads deep books with long words in them.”   In Tom’s eyes the white race is the most important thing to be a part of.
In chapter two Tom takes Nick to meet Myrtle, his lover.   He takes him to the valley of ash where her home is.   They all then go Into New York, to an apartment bought by Tom for Myrtle.   Myrtle invites her sister and some friends over and they all drink.   By the end of the night Tom and she get into a fight and he hit her in the nose and breaks it.   This chapter...


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