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Bernice Bobs Her Hair

It was all she could do to keep from clutching her hair with both hands to protect it from the suddenly bermice world. Audible Download Audio Books. We see the sexism of the time – the cattiness and manipulations of teens, the peer pressure – which are told through third person omniscient narrative.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. May 22, Fawzy rated it really liked it. Jul 11, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: When hrr 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.

Thieves Like Us Wow, this short story surprised me. 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 gernice brilliant, fitzgeralv characters. 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.


You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. That girl had it coming. That is exactly who we encounter in this short story. This wasn’t something I would ever read again. And then, there is Bernice her shy, quiet, country cousin who comes to stay once a year.

The basic set up is: Return to Book Page. I could so see this as a movie.

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Listened to through Audible channels. Bernice, is the polar opposite of her cousin Marjorie. Bernice is described as conservative and dull in this short story, but through it all I was in her corner. Oct 02, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was amazing. Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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”.

Brooke for The Dramatic Publishing Company. My first by F. 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.

It was adapted into a musical by Adam Gwon and Julia Jordan. Bernice herself had no idea that the city society considered her pitiful until one night she stumbled upon a conversation she was not meant to overhear. Marjorie feels that Bernice is a drag fitzgerakd her social life, and none of the boys wants to dance with Bernice. Open Preview See a Problem? Scott Fitzgerald storyJoan Micklin Silver screenplay.

It’s a shame but it does teach you a lot about writing. Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper fitzgeralx.


The story concerns Bernice, a wealthy girl from Eau Claire, Wisconsinwho goes to visit her cousin Fitzgfrald for the month of August. Despite my little issue, this short story, which was first posted in The Saturday Evening Post inis a classic! 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 hee snag a boy whose attentions used to be centered on Marjorie whom she ignored until he started paying attention to Bernice.

The story was made betnice a short production for PBS in Scott Fitzgeraldwritten in and first published in the Saturday Evening Post in May of that year. Yes, the real “lesson” here is “don’t ever let anyone push you around”. 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.

Her family has money back home but her popularity in society is based upon her mothers pressing verses any doing of her own. She only showed true spirit at the end.

Since it was a short story I will give it a short review!