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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Articles with LibriVox links. Listened to through Audible channels. This is one of the stories that become the definition of a classic short: Mar 27, K. Return to Book Page. What do I care, indeed, about a love triangle among the rich, beautiful, amoral pre-war Americans?

This poor girl just wanted to be accepted by her cousin and her friends.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

I’m glad I gave his short stories a chance, I’ll probably read more though I think I’m finally calling it on his novels. Revenge and the motive of revenge.

At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide. Hair is important, and revenge is sweet. And then, there is Bernice her shy, quiet, country cousin who comes to stay once a year. Only after tasting Marjorie’s lifestyle and being humiliated does Fitzgfrald realize that being a true “modern woman” means doing things on her own terms.


Marjorie feels vernice Bernice is a drag on her social life, and none of the boys wants to dance with Bernice. 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. He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald. Quotes from Bernice Bobs Her 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.

Ser atrevido estava agora em voga. This was probably my favorite. It bbs all she could do to keep from clutching her hair with both hands to protect it from the suddenly hostile world. The story was made into a short production for PBS in Anna Hardy rated it really liked it.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What do I bosb about t F. A satisfying ending after an uncertain beginning — a boring girl visiting her cousin makes changes in herself in order to become popular. The original text was much longer, but Fitzgerald cut nearly words and changed the ending to make the story more attractive to publishers. 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.


I received an audiobook copy of the story from the publisher via AudioBook Jukebox for purpose of honest review at the Heard Word.

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Apr 14, Morgan rated it really liked it. Bernice, is the polar opposite of her cousin Marjorie. I’ll go ahead and call it 5 stars. Apr 02, Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it. It was adapted into a musical by Adam Gwon and Julia Jordan. The next morning, Bernice threatens to leave town, but when Marjorie is unfazed, Bernice relents and agrees to let Marjorie turn her into a society girl.

Jul 15, [Name Redacted] rated it it was amazing Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about Bernice Bobs Her Hair. Most of the stories in the collection are very good and I highly recommend the book.