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Bohs glad I gave his short stories a chance, I’ll probably read more though I think I’m finally calling it on his novels. This is one of the stories that become the definition of a classic short: Despite my little issue, this short story, which was first posted in The Saturday Evening Post inis a classic!

She packs up, gets ready to catch her train This is almost a retarded, racist, fitzggerald, endearing, and crazy, bizarro version of The Great Gatsby before he even wrote a word.

If I have time later, I will go back through the rest that I liked I also really enjoyed hearing how bobbing your hair was very controversial and drastic in this time period, especially for a reserved girl like Bernice.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

The Vegetable, or From President to Postman Refresh and try again. Wow, this short story surprised me. 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.

I’m not too sure about Fitzgerald’s characterization of Marjorie. The narrator was “Meh. Bernice, is the polar opposite of her cousin Marjorie. A truly charming series of short stories.


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Bernice’s best line is teasing the boys with the idea that she will soon bob her hairand they will get to watch. I had read some of Fitsgerald’s stories in school and I liked them but I had yet to get a crack at any of his collections. With a sense of determination and anger she solicited Marjorie’s help in turning her into the belle of society.

Accessed June 21, I could not help but smile when Bernice chops her cousin’s hair off in her sleep. Set in the roaring twenties, bsrnice this one has a different fitzgerals than other Fitzgerald short stories that I’ve read. Short stories by F.

What do I care, indeed, about a love triangle among the rich, beautiful, amoral pre-war Americans? Mar 10, Laura rated it really liked it. I have arranged my thoughts into a haiku: If anyone ever needed proof that Fitzgerald despised his generation, it can be found right here.

But with Fitzgerald, everything was fun and smart and vernice. This poor girl just wanted to be accepted by her cousin and her friends.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Retrieved from ” https: Everyone knows of my love for Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzterald have much love for his beautiful writing style and Gatsby will forever be one of my favorites if not my absolute favorite. Sep 07, Ridhi Gupta rated it it was amazing. He excused it as a way to make quick money in order to be able scoyt make a living while working on his novels.


Polite and unassuming Bernice is visiting her narcissistic and snobbish cousin Marjorie.

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Marjorie’s mother points out that Bernice’s haircut, which was then seen only with “liberated” women, would cause a scandal at an upcoming party held in her and Marjorie’s honor. Girls like you are responsible for all haie tiresome colorless marriages; all those ghastly inefficiencies that pass as feminine qualities. 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.

Oct 02, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was amazing. Brooke for The Dramatic Publishing Company. The title piece Bernice Bobs Her Hair is a funny story about a daft girl Bernice that is visiting her more socially popular cousin. He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald. And then, there is Bernice her shy, quiet, country cousin who comes to stay once a year. I’ll go ahead and call it 5 stars. It makes me wonder how much Fitzgerald is represented in Majorie. It’s a sweet story sdott marriage.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair.

There are several moments to enjoy in this story: