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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In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript hre Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Mar 10, Laura rated it really liked it. She sounds like a man in a woman’s body, instead of a behaving like a forward-thinking female.

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. This is one of the stories that become the definition of a classic short: A new dress and good conversational skills aren’t really “her” as much as they are her conforming to her cousin’s idea of “in”.

Since it was a short story I will give it a short review! What do I care, indeed, about a love triangle among the rich, beautiful, amoral pre-war Americans? Views Read Edit View history. Be the first to ask a question about Bernice Bobs Her Hair.

Quotes from Bernice Bobs Her To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If I based it on that person reading it it would be 4 but I know the written version will be phenomenal and send me into a quoting frenzy. Yet it brnice here that I find marvel in his works. The ending of the story is also interesting. Soctt 21, Maria Stanica rated it it was amazing.


It’s a sweet story about marriage. Apr 14, Morgan rated it really liked it. Marjorie is everything city. This is almost a retarded, racist, loveable, endearing, and crazy, bizarro version of The Great Gatsby before he even wrote a berniice. I also really enjoyed hearing how bobbing your hair was very controve Everyone knows of my love for Scott Fitzgerald, I have much love for his beautiful writing style and Gatsby will forever be one of my favorites if not my absolute favorite.

Scott Fitzgerald we have the theme of identity, acceptance, popularity, betrayal, jealousy and rejection. All the men fawn over her and her blonde hair and she This is a story about two cousins. The boys suddenly lose interest in her, and Bernice realizes that she was tricked.

Short Story Analysis: Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Sitting Bee

Rather by returning to Eau Claire she is returning to a world fitzgearld she is already accepted by others and does not need to change who she is. Scott Fitzgerald collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Fitzgerald may be exploring the theme of popularity. 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.


After some meditation on her status, she began to question herself and wonder if everyone was not right? That girl had it coming. Paperback48 pages.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

At the party at the vernice of the storyit is left to Otis to dance with Bernice, none of the other boys have taken any interest in Bernice and even Otis is tired of dancing with her, jokingly telling Warren that he has the piece of wood two by four so that he can knock Bernice out.

If anyone ever needed proof that Fitzgerald despised his generation, fitzggerald can be found right here. Set in the roaring twenties, but this one has a different feel than other Fitzgerald short stories that I’ve read. Fitzgerlad used to tell Hemingway that he would change the endings of his stories in order to sell them to the glossys esquire, colliers, Smart Set, and Harpers.

Fitzgerald was inspired by letters to his younger sister on how to be more attractive to men. 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.