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Tender is the Night

Tender is the Night

  

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Character Role Analysis

Dick Diver and Albert McKisco

Dick and Albert look alike and they are both aspiring writers (though Albert writes fiction, and Dick writes books about psychiatry. However, just when Dick’s life and career are going down the tubes, McKisco is making a steady climb to the top.


Nicole Diver and Rosemary Hoyt.

Nicole was born rich; Rosemary had to scramble her way to wealth and stardom. Rosemary is about the age Nicole was when she met Dick – she is like Nicole without the baggage of wealth and sexual abuse. Rosemary’s character in her movie Daddy’s Girl has the perfect relationship with her father. Nicole’s relationship with her father got her tossed into an insane asylum.


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