F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice Bobs Her Hair

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F. Scott Fitzgerald went through hard times in his lifetime and had to decide how to get through them. However, Fitzgerald’s many works is what gained him fame and respect from his readers. Through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life experiences and growing up in an American and Irish lifestyle, he would transform his experiences into fictional stories often based off of similar characteristics within himself. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mother, Mollie, had two miscarriages and had a baby that died after birth before she had Scott (Lutz 5). “Mollie Fitzgerald had lost two children to epidemics before her bright, handsome Scott came along” (Donaldson 2009). According to Lutz (2002), Scott was born on September 24, 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and his parents…show more content…
In Bernice Bobs Her Hair Marjorie Harvey is popular and her dull cousin, Bernice, comes to visit her. They try to get along for the sake of their parents but inside, they could not stand each other. Even though her cousin is popular, nobody wants to talk to Bernice. They have dances that they go to and after a dance, Bernice and Marjorie talk. After they talked, Bernice practices the art of popularity for the next dance. She succeeded and she became popular. She was so popular that Marjorie started to not like it at all. Bernice tells everyone that she is going to bob her hair. Then, she agrees that she is going to do it that day in front of all of her new friends. Her spotlight turns though because the hair cut does not turn out well and everyone does not like it. That night, to seek revenge on her cousin, she cuts Marjorie’s hair when she is sleeping and walks to the train station to go home. The setting of this story is in an unknown Midwestern city in the 1920’s. It’s based in its regular publication in May, 1920 (Witkoski 2007). One theme for Bernice Bobs Her Hair could be betrayal. The end of the story ends up in betrayal when Bernice cuts off her cousin’s hair to be able to get back at her. This shows how fast things can go from ideal to

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