Great Gatsby Flappers

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The Great F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald was an up and coming writer in the 1920s, after studying at Princeton from 1913 to 1917. He did not graduate and the over next 5 years, he wrote about pursuing happiness in life. His most popular book The Great Gatsby, released in 1925, didn't become popular until WW2. The book reflected his and his wife’s new lifestyle of partying during that time. The book showed lifestyle during the prohibition and the organized crime that went with it. The book also showed many flappers, parties, jazz music, and dance. He always wore the newest fashionable clothes, parallel to his flapper wife. Fitzgerald enjoyed jazz music because it made him feel alive. He was dedicated to recording the progress of…show more content…
In fact, Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda was a flapper. He liked her because he was attracted to the hard-partying, and jazz lifestyle. All flappers smoked and drank a lot in public, and joked sexually. Many bystanders were all balled up. They wore clothes that were very revealing and flamboyant, showing a lot of leg. Common articles were short skirts, and expensive hats, shoes, and jewelry. A trend was to have bobbed short hair. There was also a short fad among young women to wear rubber galoshes (an overshoe worn in the rain or snow) left open to flap when they…show more content…
It was played all over America and 100 million jazz records were bought in 1927. King Oliver’s jazz band was the most popular at the time. It was a very upbeat style of music and gave a New Orleans feel. Louis Armstrong joined the band in 1923 and they became even more popular. New fast-paced dance styles went along with jazz music. Common dances were the foxtrot and the lindy hop. These styles were also influenced by flappers. These dances were a bit more provocative than traditional dances because couples would take forward, backward, and side to side steps in their partner’s arms. In the lindy hop dance, women would hop, and have the males swing them around. Morality People in the 1920s started to believe that everyone should be treated as equals no matter gender, race, or preference. Individuals pushed for equal rights and freedoms. The 19th amendment was passed in 1920 and gave women the right to vote. Many men said this was baloney. This had a big impact on American politics because of such an increase in the voting population. More than 26 million women were now eligible. This empowered women to take action for themselves. In the late 1920s, there was a great increase of female attendance at universities. They wanted to become educated like

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