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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Girls like you are responsible for all the tiresome colorless marriages; all those ghastly inefficiencies that pass as feminine qualities.

I could so see this as a movie. If I have time later, I will go back through the rest that I liked Apr 02, Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it. Marjorie’s mother points out that 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. In certain parts, you can almost hear Fitzgerald gushing in his admiration and love for African American Jazz culture in the 20s until you reach the end, which who knows if it was the real ending he wanted This story also lays out almost all of Fitzgerald’s books, specifically The Great Gatsby.

Audio book – I was expecting a better ending, didn’t get that sense of morality at all. Anna Hardy rated it really liked it.

The Sitting Bee, 4 Apr. It’s a bit of the country mouse vs city mouse in theory. Articles with LibriVox links.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The story was based on letters Fitzgerald sent to his younger sister, Annabel, advising her on how to be more attractive to young men. Here in the city with her very forward cousin, she is very out of place. It’s a shame but it does teach you a lot about writing. Fitzgera,d story concerns Bernice, a wealthy girl from Eau Claire, Wisconsinwho goes to visit her cousin Marjorie for the month of August.


A lot of the stories in the collection have racist terms and belittle black people and minorities. Cousin Marjorie bbernice 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 bernixe until he started paying attention to Bernice.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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. 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.

And then, there is Bernice her shy, quiet, country cousin who comes to stay once a year. Axl March 1, 6: The narration provided by Lee Ann Howlett presented the story and the characters in a cleanly presented form: Bernice overhears a conversation between Marjorie and Marjorie’s mother in which the younger girl complains that Bernice is socially hopeless. That is exactly who we encounter in this short story.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It was all she could do to keep from clutching her hair with both hands to protect it from the suddenly hostile world. I shouldn’t have to care why or how Bernice wanted to gain the attention of rich cute boys, and I certainly did not have to care about self-absorbed upper crust young guys like Dexter Greene or his former childhood crush.


The next most memorable was “Head and Shoulders”. When Marjorie gets jealous, she tricks Bernice into bobbing her hair knowing it’ll look bad, and Bernice is humiliated.

I was not compensated for this review: 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. The story was made into a short production for PBS in Trivia About Bernice Bobs Her Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 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.

Finely nuanced inflections provide verbal clues to the attitudes and personalities of the characters, from hesitancy to offhanded bravado, each was a perfectly voiced addition to the written text. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. Yet it is here that I find marvel in his works.

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And maybe getting back at selfish people. A dark story about the deliberate superficiality and solipsism of Jazz Age youth, in which a sweet young girl from the South is horribly used and manipulated by her vain, selfish, sociopathic, popular cousin while on vacation. A satisfying ending after an uncertain beginning — a boring girl visiting her cousin makes changes in herself in order to become popular.

Apr 14, Morgan rated it really liked it. 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.