The Post World War II

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After World War II ended in 1945, many significant changes to American society began to occur. Some of these major changes helped shape what the U.S. is today and include the Baby boom, mass suburbanization, and mass consumerism. The Post-World War II era is defined by these changes in U.S history and culture. In this Post-World War II era, social conformity became the most ideal way of life. Every citizen wanted the same thing, this is known as the American Dream. The American Dream consist of the working husband while the stay-at- home mother would take care of their cookie-cutter suburban house with a son or daughter. Also, part of the American Dream was a car that was usually bought with credit. With mass media becoming more…show more content…
The doll is actually alive and ends up killing the father in the end. This is a common middle-class situation in the 1950’s, except for the living doll, and it’s because everyone was trying to be normal and act like they belong in the same class with everyone else. Packard’s The Status Seekers describes social conformity and how class and status are becoming more rigid, unlike most people who think the nation is becoming one class. Packard writes, “In terms of his productive role in our society-class lines in America are becoming more rigid, rather than withering away” (Packard 8). With status and class being so important to most American citizens in the 1950’s, class became more rigid and act like barriers to citizens who want to move up in status. In the “Living Doll” episode of The Twilight Zone, the first thing you see is the classic automobile car and their white suburban house. You can probably assume that the house and car are almost exactly the same as the rest of the housing track. This is because there was such an emphasis on social conformity and being normal during the 1950’s. A nice suburban home and an automobile is what people bought in the 1950’s to show your class and you were just like everybody else. The more elegant the house, the higher the class you are in. During the 1950’s, many families will move to a nicer house in a nicer area just to show that they have a higher status than others. In chapter six

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