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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This is one of the stories that become the definition of a classic short: There is no question F.

What a blow it must be when a man with imagination marries the beautiful bundle of clothes that he’s been building ideals round, and finds that she’s just a weak, whining, cowardly mass of affectations! I’m not too sure about Fitzgerald’s characterization of Marjorie.

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After reading it again twenty plus years later – the angst, Marjorie, and Bernice – I still love this short story set in the Roaring Twenties. Eventually what started as helping her simple cousin, turned into a popularity contest with Marjorie’s place being questioned.

And throws them on the boytoy’s doorstep. Bernice Bobs Her Hair was a fun short story, it was quick and easy to read. Sep 07, Ridhi Gupta rated it it was amazing. Fitzgerald’s sparkling prose and wit, combined with his rare talent of characterizing petty, flawed, filthy-rich, relatable human beings of the Jazz Age, constantly kept me up at night reading.

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.


Be the first to ask a question about Bernice Bobs Her Hair. Reflections for MS Lit Class: May 16, Debbie rated it it was amazing. What do I care, indeed, about a love triangle among the rich, beautiful, amoral pre-war Americans? But with Fitzgerald, everything was fun an A truly charming series of short stories. Sxott and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?

View all 4 fitzgsrald. Marjorie sets out to fix her interloping cousin. Bernice was indeed hopelessly behind the times when she still bought into the Good Woman guidelines of their mothers’ younger years.

This wasn’t something I would ever read again.

I then read Tender is the Night, which is my favorite. The boys suddenly lose interest in her, and Bernice realizes that she was tricked.

The collection is made up of about 17 stories. 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.

Return to Book Page. Jul 15, [Name Redacted] rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Jul 11, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story concerns Bernice, a wealthy girl from Eau Claire, Wisconsinwho goes to visit her cousin Marjorie for the month of Haig. But there is a surprise at the end!


I loved this short story!

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Since it was a short story I will give it a short review! A story about a wallflower hopelessly behind the times until her popular cousin Marjorie gives her a makeover. I listened to this vs read and I still think I will enjoy it even more when I have the opportunity to read the words. The name of the title character echoes that of Berenice II of Egyptwhose legendary sacrifice of her golden tresses resulted in the victory of her husband in war and the gods giving her an honor; her tresses being placed into the heavens, as the constellation Coma Berenices.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The original text was much longer, but Fitzgerald cut nearly words and changed the ending to make the story more attractive to publishers. When jealously arises over the affections of a certain young man, a battle of wits and wills ensues and reaches a conclusion that is both surprising and satisfying.

What stands out most sharply is the fact that human behavior and desires have not changed: When Marjorie gets jealous, she tricks Bernice into bobbing her hair knowing it’ll look bad, and Bernice is humiliated.

She’s the center of attention, even catching the glances of her cousin’s favorite boytoy. Continuamos a pender para o egocentrismo, obcecados em “pertencer” a algum grupo, a “encaixar” em algum lado, mesmo que isso nos custe parte da nossa individualidade.