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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Chapter 12 – Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Therese Anne Fowler
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In Chapter 12, Zelda meets Scott’s college friends. She dresses the part of a rich New Yorker, and works to show his friends that she is nothing like Rosalind. The night goes well, but Zelda realizes the literary world which she has entered does not belong to her.

In Chapter 13, gossip columns begin writing about Scott and Zelda, who have been getting drunk and acting rowdy in public. Though it is the time of Prohibition, the two have no trouble accessing alcohol. When a friend asks if Zelda is upset about the gossip, she simply says, “Darling, call me Rosalind” (100).

Later that night Scott and Zelda visit a speakeasy, where they watch some dancers and drink heavily. Zelda sees an old friend from home, Gene Bankhead, who immediately begins flirting with Scott. When Gene announces to the club that the famous author F...

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