Bernice Bobs Her Hair

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  • Similarities Between Bernice Bobs Her Hair And Where Are You Going Where Have You Been

    “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates are stories about two different teenage women, despite living in different eras and different social classes, who seek to change who they are because society tells them to. “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” is during the transition from the Victorian era into the jazz age, where women began to gain their social independence and the women’s suffrage movement, also known as “the first wave”. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” focus’ on a time during the sexual revolution when women were becoming more sexually promiscuous and finally have sole responsibility and power over their fertility. Fitzgerald and Oates use their characters…

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  • Bernice Bobs Her Hair Analysis

    The change of women’s role demonstrated especially by daisy and Jordan in The Great Gatsby and major changes shown by Bernice in Fitzgerald’s short story “Bernice Bobs her Hair”. All of them portray different characteristics of the traditional woman growing up in the 1920’s. Females began to challenge the society and the government. This change was upsetting for people, especially for men, because they were realising that they were losing their long-term dominance over the female gender.…

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  • Traditional Gender Roles In Bernice Bobs Her Hair

    reading "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" you see that traditional gender roles are questioned a lot. How should a woman act? What is the true proper way? Bernice thinks it 's perfectly normal to be proper and to talk about cars with boys. Whereas Marjorie thinks that as a girl, you must be lively and learn to entertain boys. Marjorie 's way of life defies her female role in some ways. For example, she is smart (she knows how to play dumb), she enjoys being dominant by ruling over Warren, and she is…

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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice Bobs Her Hair

    In Bernice Bobs Her Hair, a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, characters are developed through various methods. For example, Marjorie; one of the two main characters, is developed through dialogue, and through the author’s precise choice of words. To demonstrate this point the author reveals Marjorie’s character to be self-centered and calculating after she embarrasses Bernice, which in turn causes her to go with a plan that was never meant to be, bobbing her hair. For example, Marjorie says,…

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  • The Hard Era

    Scott Fitzgerald's short story that show the low standards of the wealthy is “Bernice Bobs Her Hair.” At the beginning of the book Bernice starts off as an outcast, who just wants to fit in with her cousin. Soon after taking some advice from her cousin Bernice becomes part of the wealthy/popular group. Her cousin, Marjorie, gets jealous and talks Bernice in to bobbing her hair. After Bernice bobs her hair all of her "friends" leave and she is back to being an outcast. Bernice soon becomes upset…

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  • Analysis Of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Golden Girl

    fully possess. Throughout his stories he relates the female characters to the golden girl he wanted in real life. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “golden girl” can be seen as unattainable, conceited, and desirable. Fitzgerald’s golden girl is portrayed as unobtainable in the characters of Sally Carol Harper and Marjorie Harvey in the short stories “Ice Palace”, and “Bernice Bobs her Hair”. Sally Carol told Harry, her fiance,…

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  • Women In The 1920s Essay

    Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Myrtle Wilson. Daisy Buchanan, as the book said was the “Golden Girl” every man could fall in love with her. We also have Jordan Baker, a golfer, she was considered the “new women” in this book she was a liar, competitive and very self-centered like Nick described her,“her chin raised a little, as if she were balancing something on it which was quite likely to fall,” (8). Then we have Myrtle Wilson who was described very different than Daisy and Jordan. “ In a…

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  • Living Characters In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Living Characters The social and love life of the Fitzgerald’s marriage is a main source of inspiration for the characters: Daisy, Tom, and Gatsby, in the Great Gatsby The stories F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote always represented even the tiniest parts and events of his life, even as subtle mention in his novels like the Great Gatsby. Beginning with his raising, Fitzgerald’s name was given to by him his parents: Edward Fitzgerald, a hard worker without a good income, and even though he drank more…

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  • Great Gatsby Analysis

    to write short stories. His first big novel was This Side of Paradise and, written in 1920. This was the beginning of his career, and he and his book became known to the world very quickly. Fitzgerald explained, “ a lot of people thought it was fake, and perhaps it was, and a lot of other people thought it was a lie, which it was not.” Most said that the book was, “illiterate and full of bogus ideas and faked literary references;” however it was good enough to make his first fortune (Dictionary…

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