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    “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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    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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    Scott Fitzgerald Bernice is an awkward girl who is not very popular. Her cousin, Marjorie is popular and decides to make it her mission to make Bernice popular and likeable. Throughout the story Bernice is technically lying to everyone because she turns into a person she is not. She is a fake version of herself and therefore a lie. However, this is not necessarily destroying culture in the world. The new Bernice, who is technically a lie, may not be a better person than she was before.…

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    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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    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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    meaningful that is portrayed in this world. The stories “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter, and “Revelation” by Flannery O’Connor all present acts of moral purifiers through their creative writing, which may have a positive impact upon society. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” portrays many themes throughout the plot according to literary critics. To start off, one critic claims that the theme in…

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    Bernice Bob's Her Hair

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    summer, many girls are out partying, meeting new people, attracting new trends. But this summer for young Bernice will be a lesson well learnt. Fitzgerald introduces the readers to two young women, one of which he classifies as boring (Bernice), the other one not so much (Marjorie). These two girls are cousins and Bernice seeks advice from Marjorie on how not to be boring and from then Fitzgerald tells an interesting tale between a two girls that unravels into a feud of jealousy. The author…

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    feminine identity in his stories “Winter Dreams” and “Bernice Bobs Her Hair.” The three central female characters in these stories all explore this identity in different ways. “Winter Dreams” is a Gatsby cluster story in which Dexter lusts after the young Judy Jones. In “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” Marjorie takes the role of the New Woman, who pushes the Victorian Bernice to modernize herself. Analyzing these two stories allows…

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    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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    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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