1920s Flappers Research Paper

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Technological advancement, economic boom and creative prosperity were turning points in the U.S., and it was all thanks to the famous ‘Roaring Twenties’. The 1920’s was a memorable decade, filled with success and development in practically every field. With these developments came a change in behavior, personalities and appearances. The expected way to act was warped--not entirely, but to a great extent--and men and women alike were experimenting with their lives, trying things that had not yet been done before. Now that the ability to do said things had come about, people were eager to break free from the titles that had held them down in the past and pursue a more fun and exciting life. Music, fashion, organized crime and several other aspects…show more content…
Flappers were women who were considered trendy and chic, going against the set rules of style that had been decided the decade prior. The older generation did not approve of the changes that were happening, and it was looked down upon, but flappers were carefree souls with a yearning to have fun, and they could not be bothered with the opinions of the elderly. The stereotype of a flapper was a woman with bobbed hair, beaded jewelry and short skirts. These skirts were knee-length, ironically, a style that would probably be considered as “long” today. In the 1920s, however, the fact that women chose to show their ankles and bare calves was scandalous. The need to feel fashionable and stylish was clear in the way flappers wore a face full of makeup and put a large amount of effort into their appearance. Flappers were some of the first women to be proud of independence and deny the idea that a man was necessary to live a happy life. The idea of settling down became less attractive, and the hardships of going through marriage, labor and motherhood weren’t a great concern to these women. There were a variety of ways that women behaved in order to declare themselves as a new type of person--a new breed of

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