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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But there is a surprise at the end! My first Fitzgerald short story and I really enjoyed it. Jul 11, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 02, Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it.

After realizing her cousin’s selfish and jealous motives, Bernice takes her first REAL step as an independent woman.

Paperback48 pages. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in nobs browser. Jan 17, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cite Post McManus, Dermot. He excused it as a way to make quick money in order to be able to make a living while working on his novels.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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. Jun 26, Gaele rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About Bernice Bobs Her Cousin Marjorie decides 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 ignored until he started paying attention to Bernice.


Great post on an underrated story! 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.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

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”. Dec 14, jupiter rated it really liked it.

He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. And throws them on the boytoy’s doorstep. Scott Fitzgerald we have the theme of identity, acceptance, popularity, betrayal, jealousy and vernice. Thanks for the comment Axl.

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Marjorie sets out to fix her interloping cousin. Girls like you are responsible for all the tiresome colorless marraiges; all those ghastly ineffiencies that pass as feminine qualities. If I based it on that person reading it it would fitzverald 4 but I know the written version will be phenomenal and send me into a quoting frenzy. When it becomes clear fitzgegald Warren has shifted his interest from Marjorie to Bernice, Marjorie sets about humiliating Bernice by tricking her into going through with bobbing her hair.


Mar 19, Gary rated it really liked it. Scott Fitzgeraldwritten in and first published in the Saturday Evening Post in May scoty that year. Yet it is here that I find marvel in his works. Marjorie is everything city. 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.

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

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Most of the stories in the collection are very good and I highly recommend the book. That girl had it coming.

Bernice is described as conservative and dull in this short story, but through it all I was in her corner.