Flappers Research Paper

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Tani Mercado Mr. Howes English 11 ERWC 13 May 2014 The New Era Formed by Flappers The ideal Flapper was considered threating to many people, but they seemed to change their style and enjoyed life fully. Understanding the Flappers in the novel The Great Gatsby gives the reader a deeper understanding of what they were like and how they changed the world. When the word flapper came to many people’s minds they thought of them as uneducated and rebellious woman. The Flapper was not the average type of girl, these were young woman who liked to party and they would often times get very drunk and get with men. The modern day women are somewhat the same as the flappers in the 1920’s if everybody realizes it. Modern day women are not wearing corsets dresses as they did in the past generation, now there are woman with short shorts, miniskirts, and haircuts are different and short, the flappers back in the 1920’s reflect the women now. Ever since the flappers trended there new styles they made a huge impact on the world till this day. Often time’s flappers would go to parties and get drunk, flappers would select a man to go home with and have sexual intercourse with as well. Flappers were also a name for prostitutes back in 1920. Flappers had a strange way of dressing. These young women showed their skin, and had short hair. Even though these women were deliberately out of control, they made a huge impact on the world now. The impact is that they got to do what most women couldn’t do, for example they could not vote or do anything else. The number of working class of women increased by 25 percent, they got the right to vote, and they also became more independent. There dress styles’ and their impact on the world was significant to many b... ... middle of paper ... ...to be independent, but looking at it now Flappers brought good to this world. "1920s Fashion Meant Flappers, Jazz and Attitude." The Finer Times: War, Crime and History Resource. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. "1920 Flappers: Roaring Twenties Darling." 1920 Flappers: Roaring Twenties Darling. Jesse Boland., 2007-2014. Web. 05 May 2014. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. “The Great Gatsby.” New York: Simon and Schuster, 1925. Print. "Flappers in the Roaring Twenties." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014. "Flapper." The Ultimate History Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. “From Flappers to Flivvers” Greendale: Roy J. Reinman, 1995. Print "The Importance of Flappers in This Time Period." The Importance of Flappers in This Time Period. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014. “The Roaring Twenties.” BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation. 2014. Web. 28 Apr. 2014

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