Bernice Bobs Her Hair

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"This critical circle is not close enough to the stage to see the actors ' faces and catch the subtler by play" (Fitzgerald 1). The metaphor of the Dance sets up a critical underlying theme of the story. The youth The metaphor at the beginning of the "But, after all, this critical circle is not close enough to the stage to see the actors ' faces and catch the subtler byplay" that from a distance one cannot properly judge the kids. By comparing the youth to actors explains that the people are playing a role inorder to project an image to others. The girls act the whole time trying to reflect an image of something they are not. Margarie who appears to be perfect from the outside, has her act down to a tee. Everything is…show more content…
The reference to the sphinx gives insight to the reader that quite the opposite is true. Marjorie is afraid that Warren may actually really have feelings for Bernice and feels threatened. "You may as well stop making a foool of yourself over Warren McIntyre. He doesn 't care a snap of his fingers about you" (Fitzgerald 15). If Marjorie actually felt this way, she would not of approached Bernice in this manner. Bernice had successfully destructed the untouchable. Disliked by the French as a foreigner, she made herself more unpopular by her devotion to the interests of Austria, the bad reputations of some of her friends, and her extravagance, which was mistakenly blamed for the financial problems of the French government. Especially damaging was her supposed connection with the so-called Diamond Necklace affair (see Diamond Necklace, Affair of the), a scandal involving the fraudulent purchase of some jewels (1785).Marie and Louis tried to escape from Paris with their surviving son in 1791, but they were captured and brought back prisoners. In 1792 the monarchy was overthrown, and after the execution of the king and separation from her son, she was sent before the revolutionary tribunal the following year. Sentenced to death for treason, she was guillotined in Paris on October 16, 1793. "Bernice had all the sensations of Marie Antoinette bound for the guillotine in a tumbrel" (Fitzgerald 17). This comparison emphasizes the fact that she knows
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