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Scott turns Zelda's affair with Jozan into a work of fiction. How would you have reacted if you were Zelda?

Created: 03/08/13

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Posted Mar. 08, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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Scott turns Zelda's affair with Jozan into a work of fiction. How would you have reacted if you were Zelda?

Scott turns Zelda's affair with Jozan into a work of fiction. What did this make you think about him? How would you have reacted if you were Zelda?


Posted Mar. 25, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sylviag

Join Date: 03/25/13

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RE: Scott turns Zelda's affair with Jozan into a work of fiction. How would you have reacted if you were Zelda?

Zelda's entire life was the fodder for Scott's fiction. When he fictionalizes her affair, he takes the power from her and marginalizes and trivializes her true experience and feeling. Zelda was too solicitous of Scott's art and forgave him everything for his genius. I don't think I would be as generous.


Posted Mar. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
joanp

Join Date: 06/13/11

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RE: Scott turns Zelda's affair with Jozan into a work of fiction. How would you have reacted if you were Zelda?

I agree, Scott's life with Zelda gave him the material for his novels. Tender Is the Night is autobiographical and leads me to believe that without Zelda, Scott wouldn't have had a story.


Posted Mar. 29, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
bonnieclyde

Join Date: 03/07/13

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RE: Scott turns Zelda's affair with Jozan into a work of fiction. How would you have reacted if you were Zelda?

I personally would have been furious. To me, it fits well with the general way he treated her throughout the marriage. I do wonder if fictionalizing reality helped him cope with things.


Posted Apr. 10, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
carmen s

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RE: Scott turns Zelda's affair with Jozan into a work of fiction. How would you have reacted if you were Zelda?

I would have done the same to him, but not let him read or edit it. Seems like he was always stealing her glory and holding her back.


Posted Apr. 10, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
MarieA

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RE: Scott turns Zelda's affair with Jozan into a work of fiction. How would you have reacted if you were Zelda?

I certainly would not have been happy, but maybe Zelda's attitude was that art imitates life ergo a work of fiction should show "real" life--all aspects.


Posted Apr. 10, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
kathleenw

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RE: Scott turns Zelda's affair with Jozan into a work of fiction. How would you have reacted if you were Zelda?

I would have been hurt and furious, but Zelda and F. Scott had quite a complicated relationship. She couldn't have been all that surprised since he had done that kind of thing to her before.


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