This Side of Paradise - Interlude Summary & Analysis

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Interlude Summary

Monsignor Darcy writes a letter to Amory, who is at training camp in Long Island. He writes that Amory will come back from the war forever changed as a person. He includes a poem entitled, "A Lament for a Foster Son, and He going to the War Against the King of Foreign." Amory also writes a poem as he goes to the front for the first time. Amory writes a letter to his friend Tom, addressing him as Baudelaire. He recounts the events of the war, including the deaths of Amory's mother, Kerry Holiday and Jesse Ferrenby. He proposes a meeting in New York City and signs his letter Samuel Johnson.

Interlude Analysis

Unlike many writers of the same generation, Fitzgerald only gives World War I two letters. The first letter, from Monsignor Darcy, shows the appearance that is presented about a man going to...

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