Day 1

Tender is the Night Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How do you think Rosemary's age affects the way she perceives the new people she is meeting and how she interacts with them?

    Students should reflect on how her age contributes to experience and naivete, and possibly also mention how this might be further complicated by her sudden rising status as a film star. They may also discuss how she quickly "falls in love" with Dick after meeting him, but also has her interest piqued by Earl Brady, or her intense curiosity upon hearing Nicole and Dick Diver discussing meeting for a sexual encounter.

  2. 2

    In the dinner scene, we see more of the characters' personalities come to light. Dick Diver and Albert McKisco seem to have...

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