International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part K (2015)
Antifragile: The Roaring Twenties in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise and the Great Gatsby
In my paper I have tried to bring together the idea of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile, a short history of the First World War and the American Roaring Twenties through the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald to show that the Lost Generation of The Roaring Twenties made a convex reaction to the crisis of War. The paper shows that the Great War was a ‘Black Swan’, an event that initially lay beyond the scope of our anticipation, but no matter how terrible it was U.S.A. was the only country that emerged out of it rather stronger and more powerful than the other nations involved in it. The paper also makes suggestions through the commentaries on the sections of Fitzgerald’s novels that The Roaring Twenties which was a strange American phenomenon was also a labyrinth that would eventually engulf the generation in catastrophe of the Wall Street Crash, but the central thesis of the paper remains unchanged that the American society became Antifragile as The Roaring Twenties appeared immediately after the War.
How to cite this article:
Sourav Chatterjee. Antifragile: The Roaring Twenties in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise and the Great Gatsby. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(7):636-639.