The Roaring 20s Warm-ups • 11/27-28 • Warm up: President Calvin Coolidge once said “The Business of America is America .” How does this quote set the tone for the decade? 11/29-30 • Warm up: Should the government be able to regulate and or ban substances such as drugs or alcohol? Explain WARM UP: IN WHAT WAYS DID MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY HIGHLIGHT THE DIVISIONS IN 1920S AMERICAN SOCIETY? 12/4-5 WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO THE STRANGE FRUIT SONG AND IMAGES? Warm up: Langston Hughes’ poem “Let America be America again”. What is his perception of the American Dream? (Turn in script) WARM UP: HOW ARE WOMEN PORTRAYED IN THE NOVEL “THE GREAT GATSBY” HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS GENERATIONS? http://ayjw.org/print_articles.php?id=732913 • F. Scott Fitzgerald has a unique and intriguing way of portraying his three main female characters in his most famous novel, The Great Gatsby. Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker and Myrtle Wilson each represent a distinct personality and different segment of society during the Roaring Twenties. Even though all three women are a product of this rebellious time in American history, they all have different characteristics and are representative of their individual levels in society. As the saga develops, the women’s lives cross in several different settings which prove to be significant to the plot of the story. When the novel comes to its abrupt conclusion, the reader realizes the significance this era had on women of today. While Daisy personifies an aristocratic woman of the time, Jordan depicts a rebellious modern woman, and finally Myrtle portrays a working class woman seeking a glimpse of high society.