Tender Is the Night | Study Guide

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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tender-is-the-night-f-scott-fitzgeraldRosemary, Book 1, Chapter 17just wanted to make you love me. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald by David S. Brown, Twenty-First Century Readings of Tender Is the Nightby William Blazek and Laura RattrayCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Youth & BeautyPeoples youth and good looks gain them favor—until they fade.War & ViolenceWorld War I upended the world; now unstable people are violent.PatriarchyIn a mans world, men own and run everything, and women don’t mind.ThemesHalf-French, half-American; seduces Nicole away from Dick and marries herTommy BarbanChildlike, up-and-coming Hollywood star; has damaging affair with DickRosemary HoytWealthy socialite; sometimes reckless but gains stability as Dick loses controlNicole DiverCharismatic psychologist married to unstable Nicole; unravels into alcoholismDick DiverMain CharactersRepresentative of the Roaring Twenties, Fitzgerald lived the glittering lifestyle of his novelscharacters. Considered the most autobiographical of his books, Tender Is the Night chronicles his love affair with his mentally ill wife, Zelda, using the gorgeous descriptive details that characterize his writing.F. SCOTT FITZGERALD18961940AuthorMoney buys the wealthy power, freedom, and safety—until they abuse it.MoneyLosing control by drinking too much represents giving up on life.AlcoholWhen gardens bloom and thrive, so do the characters who tend them.GardensWhen a young, wealthy, and attractive couple in the 1920s is living on the French Riviera and adored by all, isn’t the world at their feet? Yes—unless mental illness, love of money, lust, and too much partying get in the way, which is exactly what happens to Dick and Nicole Diver.Falling Low & Living HighSYMBOLSEnglishOriginal Language1934Year PublishedF. Scott FitzgeraldAuthorTender Is the NightRomanceNovel

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