“Bernice Bobs Her Hair”
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Prohibition led to
Illegal parties, underground nightclubs serving alcohol
Lots of new money, young and rich
Jazz- wild music that is on-the-edge
Movies- depicting, among other socially taboo subjects, parties and sexuality
A story about:
Trying to fit in
What do teens do TODAY, in terms of fashion and image, that could be considered…
(let’s generate a list together as a class)
Now, who is the influence for these trends & fads?
So who set the trends of earlier generations?
Fashion and Trends of the ‘80s
Lots of make-up
Underwear becomes “outerwear”
Religious jewelry taboos
Teens in Fitzgerald’s day weren’t so different from teens in the ‘80s or today.
So what did they do that was considered, trendy, rebellious, taboo, controversial?
And what they did THEN…
Girls wore short, straight dresses and cut their hair.
It was shocking and rebellious- and it got attention!
This was a big no-no to these children of the conservative Victorians!
Notice what the popular teens are doing, how they behave and how they interact with others.
Pay attention to the main characters.
What are Marjorie, Warren and Bernice each like?
Do you know people like these characters?
Think of a time when you may have done something to be more popular, or to be liked more.