The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Numerous events and changes happened during the “Roaring Twenties.” The novel, “The Great Gatsby,” gives us an example of how people lived during that time period. “The Great Gatsby” portrays the women F. Scott Fitzgerald meets during the “Roaring Twenties” through various characters in the novel. Before the twenties, women wore traditional, modest clothing. Their hair must be worn long (Rosenberg). When the twenties came, everything changed. Women and Flappers freed themselves from the shackles of the Victorian era (Alchin, Linda). Women wore dresses that are above knee-length, and cut their hair short (Rosenberg). They copied makeup and cosmetics looks used by movie stars (Alchin, Linda). “...verandas are gaudy with primary colors and hair shorn in strange new ways…” (The Great Gatsby).
Though the majority of women remained in the traditional role of housewife, in the 1920’s, women were given more freedom and independence. The 19th Amendment was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and was ratified on August 18, 1920 and the Women 's Suffrage Clause gave the right of women to vote (Alchin, Linda). Not only they have the right to vote, but they are able to obtain college degrees and have jobs (Alchin, Linda).
Women, during the 1920’s, have husbands, who control over them both physically and emotionally. They would also have a mistress for sexual fun without their wives knowing. Because their husbands are wealthy, women stay with their marriage relationship. “ ‘Daisy! Daisy!…

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