Flapper 's Independence And Changes During Society During The 1920 ' S

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Flapper’s independence and changes in society during the 1920’s
“They were smart and sophisticated, with an air of independence about them, and so casual about their looks and clothes and manners as to be almost slapdash. I don 't know if I realized as soon as I began seeing them that they represented the wave of the future, but I do know I was drawn to them. I shared their restlessness, understood their determination to free themselves of the Victorian shackles of the pre-World War I era and find out for themselves what life was all about.” This quote from Colleen Moore gives an idea of how flappers were influential on other women during the 1920’s. Flappers were an outrage on society’s beliefs. They would dress in clothes that were considered to be “nudity” in the time period. Said dresses would go above their knees and they would bob their hair. The purpose of Flapper’s mindset was to break away from standards of society and also to break away from the conformity of the Victorian generations. When compared to women of the victorian age, flappers were extreme opposites. Times were changing drastically, and so was the youth living within it. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby illustrates richer life during the 1920’s and gives examples of how partying was such a large part of life. Flappers are strong, independent women, who strive to be different by dressing and acting differently from everyone else. Their purpose was to stand out, and make a difference in the world…

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