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Jazz Era

The Jazz Era (Age) began in the early 1920's. During this "age" people said "The Jazz Age is born."There are many theories as to how and why the Jazz Era began. People say that jazz music was created because people wanted new kinds of music. Others say that African Americans brought over their homeland music. People then changed it to be Jazz. Jazz is also debated on whether it is a living music or if it is nonliving music. Living music is music that has a rhythm and beat, non living music is slow relaxing music that people danced to. The roots of jazz music were said to “grow out of a very culturally and socially revolutionary life.” In the book, The Great Gatsby, I can imagine at all the parties they went to jazz music would be playing. I can imagine the rich people having live music being played. Or they went out to a nightclub and danced and listened to music. In this article it said that in 1945 some black jazz players were not allowed to play in nightclubs. When they arrived at these "strict night clubs” they were horse whipped. A horse whip is what they use to control a horse; another definition says “to beat with or as if with a horsewhip". Now jazz is still very popular all over the United States and there is a Jazz museum.

 

 

Because I have a scoop on the same topic I thought I would respond, this scoop is very true and well thought out. It has Logical appeal and a nice flow to it. I love that she talks about how many people had many different thoughts on how Jazz came over to america and how it became so popular. I also love how it talks about how they music is considers to be a living music. and then she gives a definition on what "living and nonliving" music is. 


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Panic! - That Green Gentleman + lyrics

I came across a song that really made me think of Nick in The Great Gatsby, It’s called “The Green Gentleman” by Panic of the disco! The song starts out by saying “You will hear about these elegant crimes” and the first time Nick heard anything about Gatsby was that he killed a man. And since Gatsby is so rich it is sort of like an elegant crime. As this song goes on it says “Everybody gets there, everybody gets their, everybody gets their way.” And if anyone has read The Great Gatsby you will come to find out that the rich always get what they want, one way or another.                                                                                                 “Things have changed for me, and that’s okay” Ever since Nick has moved to West Egg his life has changed. He lives next to Jay Gatsby, Has a new girlfriend named Jordan and is now a keeper of a hundred different secrets. He is no longer a boy who cannot afford anything, he has a business deal from Jay, and a lot of things are paid for him.                                                                                                                                   “Well things have changed for me, come on everybody let's dance and sing.”  This sentence reminds me of the extravagant parties Gatsby throws, and one fateful day Nick is invited too, which slowly changes everything about his life. And lastly “I want to go where everyone goes, I want to know what everyone knows, I want to go where everyone feels the same.” And this is about how he want to finally be the same, be a part of the group. Then he realizes that he does not want that at all, and moves back to his old house/life.

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English Project

Banned books is a tough subject, Many Adults are for banning books because they care about what their children see when they are not around. As the opinion of someone who read a wide Varity of book I think that their is absolutely no reason that a book should be banned. In the constitution the first amendment states that us as humans have a freedom of speech. And when society try’s to ban a book you are undoing everything that the constitution stands for.  A school in northern Indiana had a scandal about burning books, many of the teachers thought that one of the books was to vulgar for the children at the local school to read. So they went straight into the library grabbed every single copy that they had in stock and went out to  a trash can and burned them all. As time goes on, they try to convince the local adults that this is the right thing to do, but then again. What adult in there right mind would stand up against someone who was saying that they need to take the vulgar books out of school. No one would stand up for what was right, no one wanted to stand out. And that is why I feel so strongly about not banning any type of book.

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Will Twinkies prove a sweet deal for Mexican billionaire?

Will Twinkies prove a sweet deal for Mexican billionaire? | Banned Book entry | Scoop.it

Currently “Hostess” is going to run out of business, and a Mexican billionaire wants to buy every single Twinkie that is out in the world right now. And strangely this made me think the Jay Gatsby. Not only because they are both extremely rich, but they both are buying something because they think that it will run out, because they don’t want to live without this certain substance in their lives. For the Mexican it’s the Twinkies, But for Jay Gatsby Its Daisy Buchannan. This Mexican Billionaire runs a business called “Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo” This is one of the largest bread making businesses in Mexico, and they want to buy out all of the Twinkies so they can make a profit, And Jay think that if he shows Daisy that he is just as rich as Tom, maybe she will want to love him and leave Tom forever.                                                                                               The Twinkie business cannot stand on their own, And Jay has it in his head that he cannot stand on his own without Daisy Buchannan by his side. And maybe they are both wrong, but everyone knows that money and items cannot and will not by you they happiness you are looking for.

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What Is the "American Dream"?

What Is the "American Dream"? | Banned Book entry | Scoop.it

The American dream can mean a hundred different things to a hundred different people; everyone know what the classic American dream is, Being married to your soul mate. Having two kids and a dog, living in a big house on the hill with a white picket fence. But the American dream can also be viewed as having a lot of money, and being rich enough to not worry about another thing. My English teacher asked me what the American dream was to me, and the thing is I’m not sure, I know what I want. But I’m not sure if I know what I need.  As I said the American dream is really different for everybody, the American dream is really the opposite of poverty and loneliness. Many say it the desire to have a better life, the dream is all about wanting what you don’t have. And as long as America thinks of what they don’t have instead of what they need then then there will always is that thing called the American dream.  But really, in my opinion if you are surrounded by people you love and you are happy? You are living the American dream.

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