As Nancy sneaks toward an undercover bar, called a “speakeasy”, she furtively glances around. She is anxious: this is her first times going to a speakeasy. As she squeezes in, she murmurs the password to the doorman. While searching for her boyfriend, Joey, she starts to doubt her choice of a short dress and elaborate hat. She finds him at the bar, smiling, waiting.
The one word you can describe Ava Gardner is sultry, which is what everyone categorized her beauty under. Even though Ava was known for her beautiful looks that made people turn their heads to stare, she was also known for being a talented actress. The movies Ava Gardner starred in always went with the way she looked, this made it easier for people to believe she was the actual characters she played. For example, her first movie she starred in was The Killer in 1946, she played the role of Kitty Collins, who tricked a man to steal from her only to double cross him. Ava Gardner was known for putting passion in everything she did, with growing up in a small town in North Carolina, accidentally being discovered by M.G.M, and life in Hollywood.
The Great Gatsby What do you know about “being in the shoes” of women in the 1920s ? The 19th amendment gained women the right to vote. With more freedom came fashion/style with flappers, skirts, hats, hairstyles and many more styles or fashion that started a movement. Following the roles of women after the war the result were sexually liberated. In the 1920s women succeeded well but not without some struggles.
Women found it in there place to dance and it’s surely no coincidence that this was an era obsessed with dancing. From the barefoot ecstasies of Isadora Duncan, whose free, expressive dancing struck a blow against the corseted rigours of classical ballet, to the collective jazzing of the 1920s, dance came to play a surprisingly emblematic role in the story of women’s liberation. In the early 1900s, people saw women accomplish key political gains as well as the right to vote. At the same time, many women of the time were also pushing for another kind of freedom. They were pushing for the right to dress as they chose, and to have more control over their own bodies.
In final analysis, destruction of beauty, growing up, and displacement are all involved in the novel Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. Michaela’s achievements overpowered the fact that she started out as a Sierra Leonean orphan and was told that she was not going to succeed. She had big dreams, that came a reality, and family and friends to push her along the way. Moreover, the name Michaela DePrince is now a well known name to any aspiring dancers, thriving to be just like
The importance of reading The Great Gatsby is shown through how the women were treated in the 1920s through their status of the women caring about wealth and acceptance, and how the women use their beauty as an advantage in order to live a better life, and their unique personalities and attitudes of the women reflect and construct the American Dream. All ranks of social status are read in the novel from the women in the novel, there is a gap of wealth and acceptance. How their differences creates hope within citizens of Americans that the dream is possible. How Daisy was born into a wealthy family and her status represents the goal of the American Dream that everyone wants to achieve. This also interpret the American dream by not working hard for it, and how Daisy is lucky to be born into a wealthy family and she did not have to do the hard work.
In the 1920’s you had women who were considered the “new women”, or the “ modern women”. “The “new women”, included flappers, embraced new fashion, embraced freedom, and challenged the old ways of the modern women.”(Mckay, Nellie). The “modern women”, believed that partying , smoking, and disobeying your husband was horrifying, and unacceptable. Women were impacted by the Harlem Renaissance, because they were produced with the idea of mass advertising. With mass advertising women were able to be the voices on radios, the faces on magazines, and the author of books.
The slang word "flap" was used for a young prostitute. By the 1890s, the word "flapper" was emerging in England as popular slang both for a very young prostitute, and in a more general and less derogatory sense, of any lively mid-teenage girl. Flappers became the image that represented the tremendous change in women’s lives and attitudes. The term flapper was also invented to describe this so-called new breed. They were branded for their enjoyment of casual sex, drinking, immoderate makeup, smoking, and driving cars.
The flapper represented the “modern woman” in American youth culture in the 1920’s, and was epitomized as an icon of rebellion and modernity. Precocious, young, stubborn, beautiful, sexual, and independent, the flapper image and ideology revolutionized girlhood. The term “flapper” originated in England to describe a girl who flapped and had not yet reached maturity. Middle-class, white, adolescent girls embraced the symbol of the flapper and the development of change and innovation. It is important to note not all young women embraced the flapper’s rebellious movement and adhered to traditional pre-World War I morals and values.
The flapper was the new modern young women, who wore shorter dresses, cut her hair shorter, drank alcohol and smoked in public, casually dated men, and talked openly about sex with was very different from traditional women’s values. Women were also getting more education which led to more high paying job opportunities for them. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels including This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby show how the life of the young women was changing, by casually dating men, drinking, smoking, and dancing. These were all were examples of how the young women were disregarding traditional values and started living by their own values. Another new modern view was the belief in evolution.