The New Women Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The New Women After World War One, nothing was ever going to be the same again, especially American women. They were not aware, but American women were starting a whole new mindset for generations of women to come. With women working more in professional jobs and not just staying at home, they were making breakthroughs in society that were unheard of. The 1920’s was a time for women reinvent themselves, and this was portrayed by the female characters in the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. During the time of the “Roaring Twenties,” there were a lot of technological advances as well as more career opportunities for women. In her article, “A New Women,” Louise Benner explains about how vacuum cleaners, irons, and washing machines were the most popular devices, and how they obviously made housework faster and easier. From small kitchen appliances to big laundry machines, these devices made the lives of all women easier. According to Miriam Murphy, in her article, “A Look at Working Women in the Early 20th Century,”Technology dramatically altered women 's lives, especially in urban areas. Electric service, indoor plumbing, central heating, and the small power motor revolutionized homemaking”. Not only was it becoming easier to be a homemaker, jobs for women were becoming more common. During the war, some women had to take on roles that were mainly taken by men, because the men were at war. Manufacturing jobs were most common for women. Also in Miriam’s
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