Wednesday, May 12, 2010
During prohibition, women took a more prevalent place in society. They cut their hair short, wore short dresses, and went out all night drinking illegal alcohol. Flappers could be just about any woman you saw on the street during the 20's.
One of the main characters in F.
Scott Fitzgerald's book, The Great Gatsby was a flapper. Her name is Jordan Baker. She would often cheat and had no morals, or ethics at all. Jordan was a person who cared about status over substance. Jordan can be recognized as a flapper not only by her behavior, but also by her short hairstyle.
Jay Gatsby also had a lot of Flappers at the parties that he hosted. Many Flappers would show up to meet men. They would stay until late in the night and drink and dance. Nick actually builds his relationship with flapper Jordan Baker at parties.
Flappers made a huge difference during the Prohibition movement, and eventually led to the end of the ban of alcohol.