The beliefs of the Greenwhich Village, a group of authors, poets, playwrights, and artists, during the 1920's, included the idea of salvation by the children, i.e., encouraging children to devolp their own personalities, and cultivating their own self-expression. They upheld the idea of paganism, the body is a temple in which there is nothing unclean, a shrine to be adorned by the ritual of love. They upheld idea of living for the moment; the idea of liberty; the belief of female equality; the idea of psychological adjustment, to remove repression's so we can adjust ourselves to any situation and be happy; and the idea of changing place, they believed that by living in Europe a person can become wholly creative.
These ideas sum up societies mood in the 1920s. The Roaring Twenties was a period of cultural change in which people evaluated their life and morals. Responsiblity for many became unimportant and a spirit that focused on the individual and independence spread far and wide. Socially, in the 1920s, autonomy, or having the right of self government, was strong. People, especially members of the youth, formed new trains of thought and expressed their own personnel attitudes and beliefs. Music and theater grew and became expressions of the culture.
Youths had a great number of opportunities in the twentires. They could achieve economic, moral, and intellectual independence. Adults were trying to get the US. to regain its political and social footing. However the youth were rebelling against old principles. They did not want to have any responsibilities. Life became pleasure oriented. Activities were performed in order to maintain happiness. The values of moral responsibi...
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...ts of the "Jazz Age" can be seen all over. The effects of the cultural revolution are ever present in society today. Spirited youths and women, great jazz music is still being composed today, and the theater has grown into an entertainment empire for all too watch the talents of spirited men and women in a wide number of performances. History lives on.
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