Use our free chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of Bernice Bobs Her Hair. It helps middle and high school students understand F. Scott Fitzgerald’s. Free summary and analysis of the events in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Bernice Bobs Her Hair that won’t make you snore. We promise. Bernice Bobs Her Hair has ratings and reviews. Duane said: Bernice vs Marjorie. Cousin vs cousin. Polite and unassuming Bernice is visiting her.

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Brooke for The Dramatic Publishing Company. Scott Fitzgeraldwritten in fitzgerad first published in the Saturday Evening Post in May of that year. The title piece Bernice Bobs Her Hair is a funny story about a daft girl Bernice that is visiting her more socially popular cousin.

And it’s about college student who is kind of a genius and ends up falling in love with a dancer. Mar 15, Nikki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. I could imagine each location, each character perfectly.

What do I care, indeed, about a love triangle among the rich, beautiful, amoral pre-war Americans? Bernice herself had no idea that the city society considered her pitiful until one night she stumbled upon a conversation she was not meant to overhear.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

It makes me wonder how much Fitzgerald is represented in Majorie. Yet he told the story nevertheless and I saw how pristine his prose was and so five stars for “The Great Gatsby” from me. The story was made into a short production for Hqir in I cannot help but think that his advice did contain some of the lesson that is visited on both cousins hher the end, and presenting a story with such a clever conclusion, slightly devious and wholly appropriate for the character of Bernice was satisfying.

That girl had it coming. After realizing her cousin’s selfish and jealous motives, Bernice takes her first REAL step as an independent woman. Retrieved from ” https: Bernice’s best line is teasing the boys with the idea that she will soon bob her hairbernce they will get to watch. I’ve completely fallen in love with him and am going to bob my hair and become a flapper Right Now Other than the titular short story, I bobx loved Magnetism and The Baby Party which are about the brittle personal life of a Hollywood screen actor and a Baby Party that ends in a fistfight, respectively.


Revenge and the motive of revenge. She is a “now” woman.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It was off to a slow start and it remained boring throughout. It was all she could do to keep from clutching her hair with both hands to protect it from the suddenly hostile world. When Marjorie gets jealous, she tricks Bernice into bobbing her hair knowing it’ll look bad, and Bernice is humiliated. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined.

That is exactly who we encounter in this short story. And then, there is Bernice her shy, quiet, country cousin who comes to stay once a year.

The next morning, Bernice threatens to leave town, but when Marjorie is unfazed, Bernice relents and agrees to let Marjorie turn her into a society girl. I’m glad I gave his short stories a chance, I’ll probably read more though I think I’m finally calling it on his novels. As good as expected, did not think it would deal with anything like this, I had more social justice female stuff because of bobbing the hair etc, but the ending was great, well deserved, and I hope Bernice learns to love her hair.

Bednice listened to this vs read and I still think I will enjoy it even more when I have the opportunity to read the words. Fitting for the times, a story about the pitfalls of popularity and the hazard of getting what you wish for as well uer the sweet taste of revenge. Marjorie feels that Bernice is a drag on her social life, and none of the boys wants to dance with Bernice. I’ll go ahead and call it 5 stars. The collection is made up of about 17 stories. After realizing her cousin’s selfish and jealous motives, Bernice takes her first REAL step as an indepen A story about a wallflower hopelessly behind the times until her popular cousin Marjorie gives her a makeover.

She packs up, gets ready to catch her train From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A story about a wallflower hopelessly behind the times until her popular cousin Marjorie gives her a makeover. Retrieved June 23, Only after tasting Marjorie’s lifestyle and being humiliated does Bernice realize that being a true “modern woman” means doing things on her own terms. Before she goes, she sneaks into Marjorie’s room and cuts off her cousin’s two braids, taking them with her on her run to the station and throwing them onto Warren’s front porch.


Though not such a great premise, there are some good tips about being a better conversationalist and focusing on the shyer members of the opposite sex. Scott writes “the flapper” and the snobbish rich well.

Here in the city with her very forward cousin, she is very out of place. She added that she wanted to ask his advice, because she had heard he was so critical about girls. Jan 21, Maria Stanica rated it it was amazing. I do recommend it to anyone who enjoys this author or likes the classics. Audio book – I was expecting a better ending, didn’t get that sense of morality at all. But with Fitzgerald, everything was fun an A truly charming series of short stories. She’s the center of attention, even catching the glances of her cousin’s favorite boytoy.

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Her family has money back home but her popularity in society is based upon her mothers pressing verses any doing of her own. But there is a surprise at the end! Scott Fitzgerald picked the weakest plots and settings which many who loved to have grand eternal questions spicing up their novels and stories would easily find mundane or of no interest or concern to them. I also really enjoyed hearing how bobbing your hair was very controversial and drastic in this time period, especially for a reserved girl like Bernice.

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