The nation's changing values in the 1920s were strongly reflected in its literature, art and music. An example of a response from pop culture was a novel written by Sinclair Lewis who attacked the idea of living considerably dull lives and the attitudes of these "narrow-minded people." Many American authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, have also written about the era's apparent "lost generation." H.L. Mencken, also used his witty magazine to mess with and tease the seemingly uneducated leaders and politicians of our time.

Artists and composers were also inspires by these changes to society. Joseph Stella is an example of an artist who was influenced by the changing times. He used soaring lines and geometrical shapes to portray skyscrapers, his favourite theme, Edward Hopper was another artist who drew people and their interaction with their surroundings. George Gershwin, one of the most popular composers of the time, was best known for his orchestral works. These included Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), which feature many elements of jazz.
Another definitive feature of flappers is their highly unconventional fashion. Flapper fashion was strongly influenced by the French, where the style gave wearers a very "boyish" look. This was done by accentuating the short hair, flat chests and straight waists, that were already common characteristics in flappers. Another major change that flappers have made to fashion is the removal of the corset, at the same time popularising short hair on women.

Overall Influence on Culture

Betty Boop - A popular cartoon flapper
Flappers have had great influence on culture in areas such as dress and societal hierarchy, as a result it can be seen that flappers changed much of the world we live in today and were responsible for many of today's modernistic changes,