Madness of the main character was later described in numerous novels. Nabokov’s Lolita, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest are probably the most successful samples.
Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda, was hospitalized in 1932 with mental decease and the family problem most likely influenced the choice of the topic for the novel. Scott Fitzgerald was probably writing in an atmosphere similar to the one we find ourselves in today.
In the second part, is investigated in the light of the madness of Nicole’s character and the intensions of the author are also analyzed in the light of the social life of that period, its norms and standards.
In the first part, the background of the novel is outlined in two main directions: general information about this work of literature and the key aspects of madness of Nicole Diver.
We are invited in Nicole’s mind, we can have a look at her memory, but the picture is somewhat distorted.
The first of these twelve parts is narrated in the first-person.In this moment, perhaps the third-person narrator is no longer sufficient to express Nicole’s pain, which is probably the most important thing going on in the room.And it subtly prepares the readers for the shock of "hearing" Nicole’s voice, unmediated by the third-person narrator, for the first time, later in the book. This section follows the picture of Divers’ extravagant lifestyle on the Riviera.But her world is not simple, she is constantly fighting her ghosts in the darkness and this battle is very painful."But I was very busy being mad then, so I didn’t care what he said, when I am very busy being mad I don’t usually care what they say, not if I were a million girls" ( Fitzgerald, 52). Ooo-ooo-tweet, de tweetest thing, wasn’t she dest too tweet?It is strikingly sad to learn of Nicole’s tragic past after glamorous image of Nicole in France.We learn how she and Dick met and what drove them together .Here, Nicole is directly talking to her lawyer and her sister, Baby Warren.They are discussing the details of her marriage with Dick.Madness is defined as a derangement of emotions, senses and mind.Mental illness has always attracted minds and many samples of popular culture were inspired by it.