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Gender Roles in the 1920's

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Christine Tin

on 1 June 2011

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Transcript of Gender Roles in the 1920's

Gender Roles in the 1920's Men's roles - static - caught between two worlds - had more rights than women - could be traditional or modern Women's roles - World War One created a revolution - job roles changed - led many reforms Flappers - new fashion included skirts raised to knees, bobbed hair, long scarves, sleeveless dresses, stockings, and hats How it shaped the everyday person The women's new roles intimidated men There was more confidence in individual beliefs Traditional morals were over-turned Gender Roles in "The Great Gatsby" "... that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool." (17) Tom represents the traditional man, and Gatsby represents the modern man. Daisy is caught between old and new values. Fashion
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