The Not So Great Gatsby

Link to the comic: https://docs.google.com/a/cps.edu/document/d/1JAGT1KcLHPmM18GsTXvpW3WfBwi7GkhJJI66blW2lYY/edit?usp=sharing

What if the glorious (And fictional) Jay Gatsby had lived well into The Great Depression and World War 2?

This is assuming that he is no longer a bootlegger, which was a ‘profession’ that did manage to make money during this time of difficulty, since prohibition still existed up until the early 1930’s and many were still illegally buying their liquor as they had before the depression. Meaning that he lost all his money and his riches and had to exist as others had during this time, by struggling in bread lines, searching for jobs, and then going off to war. (Again.)

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Gatsby

http://history1900s.about.com/od/1920s/p/prohibition.htm

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/unintended-consequences/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Torch

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One thought on “The Not So Great Gatsby

  1. I really like how you related the Great Depression and WW2 to one of the more famous/classical books out there. It was really creative, and nicely drawn. Good job!

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