Reading and Literacy Promotion Through ICT Book of the term by F. Scott Fitzgerald Tender is the Night (1934)
F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940 <ul><li>Born in St. Paul, Minnesota . </li></ul><ul><li>Family a mixture of old money on his mother’s side and working class on his father’s. </li></ul><ul><li>1911-1912 Attended a prep school in New Jersey. </li></ul><ul><li>He is best known for his novels and short stories which chronicle the excesses of America's 'Jazz Age' during the 1920s . </li></ul>
1917 - Dropped out to enlist in the Army during WW1 Zelda Syre 1900-1948 <ul><li>He married to Zelda Sayre in 1920, who is from a wealthy family; father a senator, grandfather a judge. </li></ul><ul><li>Zelda would not marry Fitzgerald unless he showed promise of making some money. </li></ul><ul><li>1921 - Zelda has a baby girl, Scottie </li></ul><ul><li>The couple becomes the epitome of the Roaring Twenties: women get the right to vote, prohibition, women’s fashions change, women start attending college. </li></ul>
They have wild parties The family moves to Paris Zelda diagnosed schizophrenic and is placed in a sanitorium in Switzerland. Fitzgerald can’t visit but sends her flowers daily Scot dies in 1940 of a heart attack. Zelda dies in 1948 in a fire in a mental institution.
<ul><li>Published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. </li></ul><ul><li>Flappers and Philosophers (1920) </li></ul><ul><li>The Beautiful and the Damned (1922), </li></ul><ul><li>1925 - The Great Gatsby published. </li></ul><ul><li>1935 - Publishes Tender is the Night. </li></ul>Biblioghraphy A writer of the “Lost Generation” This generation “grew up to find all gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken.” “ flapper” - modern young ladies of that period who smoked, drank whisky, and lived dangerously free lives The Great Gatsby (1925) the greatest 20th century novel
Tender is the Night (1934) , Most ambitious novel, but a commercial failure the story of Dick Diver and his schizophrenic wife Nicole, goes some way to show the pain that Fitzgerald felt.
Tender is the night Characters <ul><li>Dick Diver, a handsome American psychologist in his thirties, married to Nicole Diver- one of his mental patients. </li></ul><ul><li>Rosemary Hoyt , a beautiful eighteen-year-old movie starlet, who falls in love in Dick. </li></ul>
Setting <ul><li>The setting is at the French Riviera </li></ul>
The plot and its conflict <ul><li>Dick has an affair with Rosemary, and his marriage to Nicole starts to fail over time. Dick himself starts to fall apart both physically and emotionally, and he develops a drinking problem. At the end of the novel, Dick moves back to America and his condition starts to improve. </li></ul><ul><li>Nicole Warren - Dick 's beautiful mental patient (and then wife) . Her family is very wealthy and she likes to travel all over Europe and live extravagantly. Nicole is always slipping back and forth between sanity and insanity. After her marriage to Dick fails, she marries Tommy Barban </li></ul><ul><li>Rosemary: Dick's younger lover. She is a beautiful actress who has many boyfriends. She tells Dick that he is the only one she has ever really loved. Dick thinks he loves her, but then realizes she is too immature for him. </li></ul>Tommy Barban Nicole Warren Dick & Nicole
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