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Essay | Transference and Counter Transference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night

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Transference and Counter Transference in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night

Summary: Provides a psychoanalytic reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night. The novel is analyzed through the concepts of transference and counter-transference, two important principles in psychotherapy.
Already with thee! tender is the night,

* * * * * * * * *

But here there is no light,

Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown

Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.

-John Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale"

A silent but unsettling darkness pervades the novel, Tender is the Night, the story of Dick Diver, a promising young psychologist who falls from fame as he lives with his wife Nicole Warren, a wealthy and beautiful schizophrenic patient.

The Author

The analysis of the novel would be incomplete if not seen side by side with the biography of the author, as Tender is the Night, just like most of Fitzgerald's works, is autobiographical as much as it is psychological. Looking into the novel, one would find a lot of parallels between the life of the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald and the lives...

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