The Role Of Flappers In The 1920's

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Flappers in the 1920’s, were the party goers of the decade. When women were given the right to vote women thought if men can go out all night, drinking, partying and sleeping with whoever they wanted, women could too. The styles of their clothes and hair changed drastically from the early 1900’s to the 1920’s. The hair of the 1900’s was long locks of Victorian women, but when equal rights were allowed women cut their long hair into a Bobbs. The clothes of the 1900’s were long and elegant, touching the ground, but the same thing happened. They made the dresses shorter and flowy. Women at this time drank, smoked and said what might be termed “unladylike”, in addition to being more sexually “free” than previous generations. The slang of the Flapper generation often said, “Let’s blouse” or let’s go. Some other terms are, “Forty-niner” or a man searching for a rich wife, “Tomato” was a beautiful girl with no brains, a “Snake-charmer” was a woman who bootlegged.…show more content…
Her voice gave us a feeling of relaxation, it made people dance and swing. Fitzgerald once said, “Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.” She also stated, “The only thing better than singing is more singing.” Even though Fitzgerald was born into the 20’s she began to sing with her soul and not with her ears. She was to me the Lady of Soul. Bessie Smith another great legend, she was known for her blues and was titled, “The Empress of Blues.” She sings with her heart in her music but as I listen to her song, “Careless Love Blues” I feel as if she is missing something in not her song, but possibly in her voice, as if she misses something she can’t get back or she never got what she truly deserves. Both Fitzgerald and Smith grew up on the street singing and was recognized for their great

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