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    Tender is the Night “Servant trouble…political worries…almost neurosis…drinking increased…arguments with Scottie…quarrel with Hemingway…quarrel with Bunny Wilson…quarrel with Gerald Murphy…breakdown of car…tight at Eddie Poe’s…sick again…first borrowing from mother…sick… ‘The Fire’…Zelda weakens and goes to Hopkins…one servant and eating out.” (Mayfield 207) A short excerpt from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Ledger provides a small sample of the many hurdles Fitzgerald struggled to overcome while

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    Gatsby’s single- minded pursuit of Daisy leads him from poverty to wealth and when he finally finds Daisy, she is already taken by another. His desperation to have her leads to his sad, lonely death. Similarly in “Tender is the Night” the main male character, who the story is based around, suffers the ill fate of isolation and we see how an established man can deteriorate and self-destruct. Dick Diver, a happily married psychiatrist is visiting the French Riviera with his

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    Fitzgerald accommodates various central themes throughout his novel Tender is the Night. In the novel we witness one of the main characters, Dick, regress from being a man of great social stature who is portrayed as an exalted person whom we idolize as a reader, to a man who loses everything and has his life decimated by the end of the novel. This constructs one of the foremost themes of the novel, Dick’s transformation over the course of time. Additionally we see many people for the duration

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    Loss as a Literary Theme In the book Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there were two themes that presented themselves throughout the book more so than some other themes. Love was widely presented and in many different ways. The love for a child, the love for a wife as a lover and friend, and a love for a girl that transformed from a fatherly love to something more than it ever should have been. Loss was the other theme presented in Tender is the Night. Loss was also presented in a variety

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    represents quite well the ideals of his time. Men are always his main characters, while the women are supporting characters that are ultimately to blame for the male’s downfall. Fitzgerald’s downplay of female characters is evident in “Tender is the Night”. “Tender is the Night”, a nouvelle written in the 1930’s by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a piece of literature, like many of his works, that portrays the idea of the “flapper” in its most ideal sense. His main characters were mainly successful males that would

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    The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald is the master of symbolism. Symbolism plays a vital part in two of his most famous novels, The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night. From the valley of ashes to “Daddy’s Girl”, Fitzgerald weaves symbols throughout his novels that help the plot to thicken and progress. They also allow readers to look at the novels in a more analytical point of view, which makes the novels more interesting to read. Fitzgerald’s symbols truly make his works a pleasure to read. Nick Carraway, the

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    essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle”- F. Scott Fitzgerald. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald published in 1934, Tender is the Night is a novel about wealth and prosperity and the breakdown of love and marriage. Fitzgerald uses foreshadowing, symbolism, imagery and tone to emphasize that human frailty leads to downfall. Fitzgerald uses foreshadowing to depict that in chapter

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    what one says, and what one does; John O’Hara and F. Scott Fitzgerald both utilize the theme of identity in describing the lives and actions of the central characters Julian English and Dick Diver in their novels, Appointment in Samarra and Tender is the Night. Discovering their individual identities is a journey for both men, and on their journey to self-discovery the men believe that by fixing their lives they will discover their identity. Both Julian and Dick struggle to maintain perfect order

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    Distorted Perceptions in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Any visitor to the French Riviera in the mid-1920s, the setting of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, would describe Dr. Richard Diver as a charming, respected, well-mannered physician. Dick is a noble man who has dedicated his life to the health and protection of his beloved wife without thought to himself. Furthermore, he gives wonderful parties and is a reliable source of help to any friend in need. In fact, "to be

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    The Demise of Dick and Nicole in Tender is the Night When referring to the demise of Dick in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, I think it is impossible that we not consider the demise of Dick and Nicole as a couple. They begin the book as a unit rather like a Chinese dragon with Dick at the head and Nicole following behind, both covered by the decorative cloak of the appearances they maintained. There are several transitions that they go through that upset the balance that allowed them to maintain

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