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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Fitzgerald also appears to be exploring the theme of rejection. The narrator was “Meh.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is a hobs about two cousins. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are several moments to enjoy in this story: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

With a sense of determination and anger she solicited Marjorie’s help in turning her into the belle of society. Bernice Bobs Her Hair.

bernce This very entertaining short story was first published in in the Saturday Evening Post. But by letting Marjorie push her into getting a trendy makeover, she’s not actually liberating herself. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Scott writes “the flapper” and the snobbish rich well. Scott sets the perfect scene.

The new Bernice is a big hit ecott the boys in town with her new attitude, especially with Warren, a boy Marjorie keeps around as her own but neglects. The story is basically about switching your life with your husband or wife and about ending up the opposite of who you were at the beginning.


She’s the center of attention, even catching the glances of her cousin’s favorite boytoy. Her family has money back home but her popularity in society is based upon her mothers pressing verses any doing of her own.

Yet it is here that I find marvel in his works. Bernice was indeed hopelessly behind the times when she still bought into the Good Woman fitzgearld of their mothers’ younger years.

This betrayal appears to stem from scoft fact that Warren has begun to show an interest in Bernice. The Vegetable, or From President to Postman It appeared shortly thereafter in the collection Flappers and Philosophers.

Most of the stories in the collection are very good and I highly recommend the book. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. This wasn’t something I would ever read again.

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Jul 11, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fitting for the times, a story about hzir pitfalls of popularity and the hazard of getting what you wish for as well as the sweet taste of revenge. It is one of the best stories. To ask other readers questions about Bernice Bobs Her Hairplease sign up.


When it becomes clear that Warren has shifted his interest from Marjorie to Bernice, Marjorie sets about humiliating Bernice by tricking her into going through with bobbing her hair.

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When Bernice comes out of the barbershop with the new hairdo, her hair is flat and strange.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Apr 04, Jessen rated it it was amazing. Facebook Twitter Email Print. Hair is important, and revenge is sweet. At the party at the beginning 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. There is also a sense that Marjorie is betraying Bernice.

bohs Accessed June 21, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I could so see this as a movie. 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.