February 25, 2017

Homework Help: english

Posted by jim on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 3:37pm.

So first off i want to say writing essays are not in my strengths. so i was wondering if someone could read my intro paragraph and critic it. and im suppose to have a thesis statement and iim not sure if i do...?

here is the topiic im writing on.

The lost generation:
Explain what it means to be lost in this context and analyze how at least three of the characters in the novel (the great gatsby) are representative of the lost generation of the 1920's and 1930's in america.

here is my intro:

It is July 28th 1914, the day that changed the prospect of the world. Young men, amid high feelings of exhilaration and purpose, are being drafted from all across America, into what will be known as World War I. Many famous artists such as Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and Ezra Pound were of these young men and seemed certain they could find success in the heart of America. But, after World War I ended these artists were on edge about what America could offer. America now as a nation was unsure what virtues remained true. They were lost. In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he uses his characters Gatsby, Tom, and Nick as representations of this lost generation. For them, the road of life has brought them to an ambivalent state.

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