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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Quotes

Therese Anne Fowler
This Study Guide consists of approximately 62 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Z.
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We girls weren’t against this kind of process, necessarily. Rather, we didn’t feel it concerned us. We weren’t political; we were young and pretty and popular.
-- Zelda Fitzgerald (chapter 8)

Importance: This quote reveals that Zelda does indeed have the potential to be a feminist, but her youth and naiveté leaves her initially uninterested in the movement. Zelda notes that she is not against feminism because she likes the ideas behind it, but she has not yet experienced any level of oppression that would push her towards embracing those ideals. When Zelda later realizes that both beauty and popularity are fleeting, she understands the need to get political.

We can have romance, love, sex, respect, self-respect, and fulfilling employment in whatever interests us, if we like. Motherhood doesn’t need to be our whole lives”
-- Sara Haardt (chapter 5)

Importance: This quote, spoken by Sara Haardt, is one of Zelda’s first introductions to the new wave...

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