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Scott Fitzgerald was a famously fast-living kind of guy, and his works of fiction document the lives of young, hip people like him. The collection that features "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is actually titled Flappers and Philosophers , a label that immediately announces its subject matter. Fitzgerald strove to faithfully and entertainingly depict the changing face of youth in his time; the women are envisioned as forward-thinking, revolutionary "flappers" slang for the kind of new, fast-talking, Charleston-dancing, jazz-listening, leg-baring gal that emerged at this time , while the men, who either narrowly missed or survived the horrors of World War I , are labeled "philosophers. She learns the ABCs of popularity, and quickly becomes popular herself. Soon enough, the student eclipses the master; the queen bee is disturbed and seeks vengeance which then backfires on her. The upstart triumphs in the end, and the social order is ultimately shaken up.

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Scott Fitzgerald was a famously fast-living kind of guy, and his works of fiction document the lives of young, hip people like him. The collection that features "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is actually titled Flappers and Philosophers , a label that immediately announces its subject matter.

Fitzgerald strove to faithfully and entertainingly depict the changing face of youth in his time; the women are envisioned as forward-thinking, revolutionary "flappers" slang for the kind of new, fast-talking, Charleston-dancing, jazz-listening, leg-baring gal that emerged at this time , while the men, who either narrowly missed or survived the horrors of World War I , are labeled "philosophers.

She learns the ABCs of popularity, and quickly becomes popular herself. Soon enough, the student eclipses the master; the queen bee is disturbed and seeks vengeance which then backfires on her. The upstart triumphs in the end, and the social order is ultimately shaken up. End of story. Sound familiar? Well, since this is a guide on "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," we certainly hope it does.

Both "Bernice" and Mean Girls point to the particular viciousness of female competition. The concept of femininity is central to both works; they ask us to question our expectations of girls and girlhood, and to reevaluate what makes women the way they are. The conclusion spoken in Mean Girls, unspoken in "Bernice" is that no strict definition of femininity can do any good — any concept of an ideal woman causes nothing but competition, jealousy, and flat-out trouble, regardless of how you define it.

However, we can take some consolation in the moral of Mean Girls — hopefully, all of the diverse definitions of womanhood will someday be equally accepted, and will be able to coexist peacefully.

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“Bernice Bobs Her Hair”

Unfortunately for Marjorie Harvey, her dull cousin Bernice is visiting for a month. Even though Marjorie is one of the most popular girls in town, nobody wants to hang out with poor Bernice, whose conversation is mostly limited to painfully awkward inquiries about the weather. The next morning, the truth comes out — Bernice tells Marjorie that she heard everything that her cousin said the previous night, and a terrible fight ensues. The lessons begin immediately, and by the next week, Bernice is ready for action.

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Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Scott Fitzgerald we have the theme of identity, acceptance, popularity, betrayal, jealousy and rejection. Taken from his The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Fitzgerald may be exploring the theme of popularity. Fitzgerald also appears to be exploring the theme of rejection. At the party at the beginning of the story , it is left to Otis to dance with Bernice, none of the other boys have taken any interest in Bernice and even Otis is tired of dancing with her, jokingly telling Warren that he has the piece of wood two by four so that he can knock Bernice out.

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