Bernice Bobs Her Hair has ratings and reviews. Duane said: Bernice vs Marjorie. Cousin vs cousin. Polite and unassuming Bernice is visiting her. 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.

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Yet he told the story nevertheless and I saw how pristine his prose was and so five stars for “The Great Gatsby” from me. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Marjorie’s mother points out bovs Bernice’s haircut, which was then seen only with “liberated” women, would cause a scandal at an upcoming party held in her and Marjorie’s honor. Marjorie is everything city.

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It’s a bit of the country mouse vs city mouse in theory. Thanks for the comment Axl. With a sense of determination and anger she solicited Marjorie’s help in turning her into the belle of society. Oct 02, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was amazing.


Jul 11, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Francis Scott Hiar 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.

Return to Book Page. It is the craziest, most racist, most loveable story I have ever read and it should be mandatory reading in African American History classes all over this country.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair. Taken from his The Short Stories of F. That is exactly who we encounter in this short story. But by letting Marjorie push her into getting a trendy makeover, she’s not actually liberating herself. What stands out most sharply is the fact that human behavior and desires have not changed: Bernice overhears a conversation between Marjorie and Marjorie’s mother in which the younger girl complains that Bernice is socially hopeless.


This was probably my favorite. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dermot Post Author March 1, 6: There is no question F. I could not help but smile when Bernice chops her cousin’s hair off in her sleep. And maybe getting back at selfish people. Fitting for the times, a story about the pitfalls of popularity and the hazard of getting what you wish for as well as the sweet taste of revenge.

Sorry for the explicative in the description but there was no other way to explain it because that is Exactly what I laughed and said at the end. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bernice gets so many boys coming after her that she ends up in off with her cousin. Cousin Marjorie decides to help her cousin, mostly out of frustration and embarrassment, and finds her makeover plan backfires, when Bernice uses the lines Marjorie taught her to snag a boy whose attentions used to be centered on Marjorie whom she ignored until he started paying attention to Bernice.

Mar 15, Nikki rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 4 comments. 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 also 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.

The title piece Bernice Bobs Her Hair is a funny story about a daft girl Bernice that is visiting her more socially popular cousin. This poor girl just wanted to be accepted by her cousin and her friends. 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. By having Marjorie betray Bernice it is also possible that Fitzgerald is highlighting the social competition that existed at the time the story was written and possibly still today between young girls, particularly when vying for the attention of a boy.


Jun 26, Gaele rated it it was amazing Shelves: I could so see this as a movie.

I enjoyed it munch more than any novel I’ve read by him. The new Bernice is a big hit with the boys in town with her new attitude, especially with Warren, a boy Marjorie keeps around as her own but neglects.

I only read it because it was required for my literature class. It’s a sweet story about marriage. When Bernice comes out of the barbershop with the new hairdo, her hair is flat hakr strange.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

scoth The story overall was not outstanding but the ending was great. Paperback48 pages. I like to think scoft Bernice’s conflicts with her cousin, that she became more confident and feisty, owning bbs new hair-do and not tolerating these crazy girls. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

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.

Most of the stories in the collection are very good and I highly recommend the book. My first Fitzgerald short story and I really enjoyed it. I was not compensated for this review: The story was based on letters Fitzgerald sent to his younger sister, Annabel, advising her on how to be more attractive to young men.

She is a “now” woman.

Rather by returning to Eau Claire she is returning to a world where she is already accepted by others and does not need to change who she is. She sounds like a man in a woman’s body, instead of a behaving like a forward-thinking female. Marjorie feels that Bernice is bkbs drag on her social life, and none of the boys wants to dance with Bernice.