The Change Of Women 's Role Shown From The Great Gatsby And Major Changes Shown By Bernice

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The change of women’s role demonstrated especially by daisy and Jordan in The Great Gatsby and major changes shown by Bernice in Fitzgerald’s short story “Bernice Bobs her Hair”. All of them portray different characteristics of the traditional woman growing up in the 1920’s. Females began to challenge the society and the government. This change was upsetting for people, especially for men, because they were realising that they were losing their long-term dominance over the female gender. Daisy is in an unhappy relationship, in which she has no say and is immobile. Relationships like these were normal in the 1920’s and women were dominated by their husbands and unhappy with their situation. However, the change occurred when women started to take a stand and be in charge. They were done with standing on the sidelines while their husband had reign over their lives. In the beginning of the twenties a change was made. On August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote. This gave women the chance to have a voice in the government. In 1922 Nellie Tayloe Ross, the nations first female governor, was elected in Wyoming. Women getting the right to vote was the first step to helping them get out of the shadows of a male dominated society. Women began to act independently. Marjorie tells bernice “these days it 's every girl for herself”. Changed the stereotype of typical things to do for a man and started participating in those activities…

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