Zelda Fitzgerald was a flapper in the 1920s. She did things like go swimming in flesh-colored swimsuits (so people would think she swam in the nude), danced on tables, and dove into fountains. She was also a writer, and did her best to blur the line between fantasy and reality. She was also diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent a good portion of her life in mental institutions. "And I don't want to be famous and fated--all I want is to be very young always and very irresponsible and to feel that my life is my own--to live and be happy and die in my own way to please myself "