Fitzgerald, Bernice Bobs Her Hair
"There's some excuse for an ugly girl whining. If I'd been irretrievably ugly I'd never have forgiven my parents for bringing me into the world. But you're starting life without any handicap--" Marjorie's little fist clinched. "If you expect me to weep with you you'll be disappointed. Go or stay, just as you like."
Marjorie, to me, is the kind of woman who put looks above and beyond everything imaginable. This answers Dr. Jerz's question on where do Marjorie get her strength. This seducteress based her well being on how many men can she court. Majorie even takes Bernice under her wing as a "black widow" (without death) but I could sense some resistance with her. She just wanted to be herself through out this story. Marjorie's thoughts on life isn't exactly foriegn to her time frame or this one. Basically, society is teaching us to always rely on the outer beauty of things even though the inside is completely rotten. Vanity can't be the solution to solving problems, so why do so many people rely on it?