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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Marjorie teaches Bernice how to hold interesting conversations, how to flirt with even unattractive or uninteresting boys to make herself seem more desirable, and how to dance. Vaguely she wondered why she did not cry out that it was all a mistake. My first by F.
Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The characters live in upper crust society and they can be perceived as shallow people, but Bernice is the underdog in the story. Yet he told the story nevertheless and I saw how pristine his prose was and so five stars for “The Great Gatsby” from me. I’m not too sure about Fitzgerald’s characterization of Marjorie. In some of these stories, you can catch the flip of the ending and where he turns the piece into a seleable story instead of a work of art. 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.
The basic set up is: A truly charming series of short stories. 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. If anyone ever needed proof that Fitzgerald despised his generation, it can be found right here. 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.
But there is a surprise at the end! Views Read Edit View history. Just a moment while we scotf you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 13, Staci rated it it was amazing.
All the men fawn over her and her blonde hair and she Mar 27, K. This is perhaps the only story whose subject matter is as alien to me as Mars but which I had to reread to relive the sheer pleasure of Fitzgerald’s tantalizing pace, smart dialogues and brilliant, lively characters.
Bernice, deciding it would be best to leave the town before the party the next day, packs her trunk in the middle of the night and decides to leave on a train at 1 a. What stands out most sharply is the fact that human behavior and desires have not changed: It’s a bit of the country mouse vs city mouse in theory.
I then read Tender is the Night, which is my favorite. She is a “now” woman. Girls like you are responsible for all the tiresome colorless marriages; all those ghastly inefficiencies that pass as feminine qualities. Jan 17, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Apr 04, Jessen rated it it was amazing. It is interesting to look at the social changes in this book, bobbed hair was seen as wild, and morally lacking, which is funny because now the haircut is seen as very conservative, classy yet boring.
Articles with LibriVox links. When Marjorie gets jealous, she tricks Bernice into bobbing her hair knowing it’ll look bad, and Bernice is humiliated. She doesn’t understand why she doesn’t fit in with Marjories friends, and the need to see her rise above Marjorie’s scathing review of her sucks us into the story.
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Wow, this short story surprised me. It’s a sweet story about marriage. Accessed June 21, Sep 07, Ridhi Gupta rated it it was amazing. But with Fitzgerald, everything was fun an A truly charming series of short stories. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But with Fitzgerald, everything was fun and smart and captivating. I like to think after Bernice’s conflicts with her cousin, that she became more confident and feisty, owning her new hair-do and not tolerating these crazy girls.