January 22, 2004

Change comes whether you want it or not

Change is inevitable. We change whether we want to or not. WE change to fit in, we change to make other people happy or sometimes we change just fot he hell of it. In the story Bernice Bob's her hair it obvious to the reader that Bernice does in deed change. But to me this story shows how teen life today is a reinactment of how it has always been. Most teens want the chance to be popular and to be known. Bernice was a victim of this scenario.
To gain popularity Bernice had to do a couple things that were a bit over the top. I personally would never have anyway tell me that I need to walk talk and act a certain way but I guess that Bernice felt like that was the only way in which she would be able to be a part of the "in crowd".
I felt bad for Bernice because she did so much to chnge herself and in the end she did soemthing that would change her in a big way and she was seen as to extreme and she wasnt excepted because she stepped outside of the boundary box.
But that is the price that we pay sometimes to be popular. Sometimes we go to extremes. Like I said I would never change so much that I might lose my pride and I beleive that as you get older you learn to except urself for who you are. But that is one of those things that only time can help form.

Posted by Carla Rae Jackson at January 22, 2004 08:42 PM

I agree with what you are saying here Carla about Bernice. I kind of thought that Bernice was like a child, very impressionable and with the guidance Marjorie offered her, she became a victim. It almost seemed like the classic scenario of the outcast character almost being accepted by the popular group and then something horrible happens and the outcast is never accepted.
I also agreed the Bernice went to extremes to prove her point and be popular, but I also kind of think she showed some guts standing up for herself against her cousin.
Good entry, I agree with it!!

Posted by: Em at January 25, 2004 06:57 PM

Love the conversation in class on Thursday. You need to start screaming like the rest of us when Jay and Paul start spouting nonsense :-).

Posted by: Amanda at January 31, 2004 05:34 PM
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