For my final project, I sketched a photo of a flapper on one side, and the a business women on the other. The reason for this is because through researching my topic for my final paper, I learned that flappers were truly the kicking off point to female independence. Flappers were women in 1920s who… Continue reading Flappers to Bosses
Gender roles prior to the 1920s were very black and white. Men were like this, and women were like that. There were very distinct roles and lifestyles that males and females followed; and they were far from is similar. Approaching the 1920s, something switched, and this gender divide became less prominent. Many things changed and… Continue reading Fashions Affect in 1920s.
Prior to the 1920s, the way women dressed was very elegant and not very promiscous, and the way women acted was strictly “classy” as well. However, the emergence of flappers changed this stigma. Flappers dressed in outfits with shorter hemlines to show off their legs, drank alcohol, and smoked cigarettes. They also acted very energetic… Continue reading How Flappers Changed Society.
The 1920s era is popularly known for the extravagant fashion, cars, and sudden boost in consumerism. In a excerpt from David Ruths book “Dressed to Kill”, he sheds light on what really changed in the economy during the 1920s. Ruth says “Even as Americans Scrambled to live on smaller, less reliable incomes, many of them… Continue reading 1920s-Materialistic era.
One of the biggest changes that occurred in the 1920s, aka roaring 20s, was the role of women. Before the 1920s, women were expected to be caretakers, making sure their husband and children are fed and taken care of. Through “The Great Gatsby”, we see the role of women changed from this ideal of being… Continue reading Women’s Roles before and after the 1920s
We all know the common saying “love makes you blind”, but how accurate really is this statement? Well, in The Great Gatsby is proves to be very true. In the novel, the love triangle between Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby shows to be very complicated, and it causes much chaos. All love triangles… Continue reading Love is Blind
High school is really just 4 years of teens growing up together, constantly struggling/trying to fit in. Especially in private school, a lot of someones popularity came from how much money they had, and if they used their privilege to throw parties they had an even better chance being at the top of the social… Continue reading If TGG was turned into a High school movie.
People feed off of gossip and drama. I always associated drama with more modern times just because of how judgmental the society has become, but then I realized how prevalent, if not more, gossip and drama was in The Great Gatsby, and how is basically is the entertainment for parties. The drama and rumors that… Continue reading Gossip Culture
Jay Gatsby. Everyone knows his name, but no one knows him. Rumors about him and his life filled his community. One of the most successful men in the country at the time, yet the whole novel I find myself feeling bad for Gatsby. He has all the clothes he could ever want, an enormous house,… Continue reading How Success is Criticized in The Great Gatsby
“I hope she’ll be a fool, that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” – Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby, page 21.) Reading this line for the first time, I was almost taken back that another women would say these words. After learning more about Daisy’s character, I can… Continue reading Daisy’s Self View