During The Roaring 20s, thousands of people took advantage of Prohibition to turn up a profit. Speakeasies popped up everywhere becoming the image of The Roaring 20s while turning a pretty profit. With the rise of the speakeasies, the need for alcohol also rose to supply them. Many turned to bootlegging, the making and distribution of illegal alcohol as their “get rich quick” token. In Fitzgerald’s novel the people who attend Gatsby’s party are enjoying their own version of the American Dream, having a good time and living in the moment.
“I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy” (54). F. Scott Fitzgerald details these large parties and much more in his American classic, The Great Gatsby. In this story, Nick Carraway, the narrator, moves in next to Jay Gatsby, an eccentric billionaire with a deep passion for Daisy Buchanan, the girl from his past that left him because he was poor.
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