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Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Bernice Bobs Her Hair


by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bernice Bobs Her Hair Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. What comment do you think Fitzgerald is making about youth culture?
  2. What is the significance of Bernice's last utterance – "Scalp the selfish thing"?
  3. How do you think Fitzgerald defines womanhood and femininity in this story? Are these concepts definable at all?
  4. Can you envision any version of this story that could involve male instead of female main characters, or is the tale necessarily tied to women? Why or why not?