March 1, 2005

Bernice Update!

Well, this is second time that I am reading, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair." I think it was a great story written by Fitzgerald and it teaches a great story. I feel that no matter how you are or where you come from you will always feel like you don't belong once in your life. I felt that this is the way Bernice felt and it was because of her cousin. It's a shame that people have to feel this way because no one is better then anyone-they just think that they are. This short story shows a great example of how people you surround yourself with, will play a part of who you are. bernice was a nice, shy person but once she stayed around with her cousin she became mean at the end. I am not saying that her cousin didn't mean it, but she def. acted in a way that I would of never thought she would.

This was a good story to read when we first got into college because it opens our eyes to alot of truth. Bernice should not of been so depended on her cousin and in the edn she learned that. Everyone will become their own person it just takes some people longer than others. by the end of the story I believe that Bernice acted just fine. yes, it was inapporpriate but it was worth it. She was tortured and ridiculed by her cousin and her cousins' friends. If anything, it helped Bernice, but it also opened her cousins' eyes and maybe she learned a lesson also- she was the one that needed it the most.

Posted by GinaBurgese at March 1, 2005 12:08 PM

Ms. Burgese,

I happened to notice your comments about "A Jury of Her Peers." You may be interested in a book that my wife and I have written about that story and the real-life murder that inspired Glaspell. Our book is called MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN--you can get more information at our website at:

Hope this is helpful. Best, Tom Wolf

Posted by: Tom Wolf at March 21, 2005 10:14 PM
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