Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. English Dept.
This paper will illustrate the way in which the impact of the twenties, as a distinct era, is clearly evident in Hemingway's In Our Time, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and Glaspell's Trifles and The Verge. For each author, a different aspect of the twenties immeasurably affects his or her perception of life. Hemmingway is never able to escape World War I, Fitzgerald is oerwhelmed by the wealth and extravagance by which he is surrounded, and the emerging women's voice in politics and society prompt Glaspell to create strong women characters.
twenties, impact, World War I, Depression
Recommended CitationSchultz, Amelia, "Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Susan Glaspell in 1920s America" (2000). Honors Theses. Paper 1226.
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