Culture and society are always changing, simply because history is always changing.The events of history mold and define the overall feeling during a period of years.If a country's economy plummets suddenly, and most of the people lose their job, then people will feel miserable and it shall be referred to as The Great Depression.On the other hand, should a country suddenly become victorious in a major war, the feeling will be very celebrative and proud.The time after World War I became known as The Jazz Age, penned by F. Scott Fitzgerald himself.(Abbott)On the surface, it was a time of seemingly endless happiness when the only concern of most Americans, at home and abroad, was where to get the next drink.In reality, it was a time of cynicism.By evaluating the lives and the literature of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, one gets a comprehensible idea of life in America and Europe during the Jazz Age when it pertaining to relationships, careers, and the immoral corruption of people.
Ernest Hemingway was always able to remain in the realm of mental sophistication.Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1899, Hemingway grew up in an upper-class family.(Dunn)He was a volunteer ambulance driver during World War I, and witnessed many horrifying images during his one week of service.(Dunn)He was taken out of service because fragments of a mortar shell hit his leg and he was sent to the hospital for three months.It was during this stay that Hemingwayfirst developed his harsh and abrasive view on life.(Dunn)After the war, Hemingway refused to go to college.His aristocratic mother kicked him out of the house.("True Grit," 146)America had changed over the course of the war.It was no longer the same country he remembered before the war.With no family or job to turn to, Ernest Hemingway moved to Paris, France where he lived on a $3,000-a-year inheritance.("True Grit," 146)He m…