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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Chapter 48 – Chapter 53 Summary & Analysis

Therese Anne Fowler
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In Chapter 48, Zelda is diagnosed with schizophrenia. She is banned from dancing, as the doctors tell her ballet triggers her illness. Zelda hates the hospital, but when she tries to run away, she is sedated and tied to her bed. Scott tells Zelda she needs to cooperate and focus on being a wife and a mother. As she’s in recovery, Zelda develops eczema.

In Chapter 49, it is 1931 and Zelda has been in the hospital for a year. The doctor tells her that in order to recover, she needs to submit to her duties as a wife. Zelda knows that she is well, but the doctors will not release her. Zelda writes about what a wife’s duties to her husband are, knowing that this is what will finally release her.

In Chapter 50, Scott and Zelda move back to Montgomery. Scott leaves for...

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