Day 5

Tender is the Night Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Dick refuses to treat Francisco for homosexuality and alcoholism, with little to no explanation other than saying he cannot commit a person on such grounds. Do you think Dick's own drinking problems affected his decision at all?

    Students should be able to back up their arguments, either negative or affirmative, using specific examples of Dick's drinking and when it has affected him, as well as other examples of Dick's relationships with patients and how they may have also played a role in his decision making.

  2. 2

    In Book 3, Chapter V, Tommy appears on the yacht deck to rescue Dick and Nicole from going overboard. This adds to the identity that has been created for him...

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