Save Me The Waltz: A Reflection on a Woman’s Journey Towards Self-Realization and Fulfillment

As a passionate reader, I have always had the intention of publishing book reviews in the blog about all the books that I read. However, life has a way of getting in the way and suddenly there never seems to be enough time to actually sit down and write something at leisure. But when I recently finished reading Save Me The Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald, I felt a sudden urge to put my thoughts into words before the inspiration was gone. And so this book review was born!

Save Me the Waltz, by Zelda Fitzgerald, is a novel that takes me back in time to a period of womanhood that calls for great appreciation and reflection. In this book, we are presented with an individual who lives her life as if it were a dance – full of joy and beauty but also filled with pain, suffering, and struggle.

The story follows Alabama, a young woman whose dreams of becoming a dancer are hindered by her marriage to the wealthy David Knight. Through her marriage, we get a glimpse into the idealized relationships between men and women in that era. We see how society’s expectations can often pose roadblocks to our desires and goals.

This is no more evident than in Zelda’s book, where Alabama’s own journey towards self-realization and fulfillment is put on pause due to the constraints of marriage.

The novel not only deals with themes related to gender roles but also speaks to the power of feminine will and spirit. In particular, it emphasizes how even in a period where women were largely delegitimized and marginalized, there was still potential for female self-expression and success.

While this is not a literary review (I am no literary critic, after all), reading it with the curious eyes of an avid reader provided me with a window into the life of a woman from the past. It serves as an important reminder that each and every woman has the power to reach her goals, no matter what society may have in store. In a time when fourth-wave feminism is gaining traction, and more women are standing up for their rights, it’s nice to be able to take a moment to appreciate the struggle of those who came before us.

Save Me the Waltz is a book that speaks to every woman’s heart. Through it we can reflect and learn about our past, while also finding strength and hope for our future. So take some time to appreciate its poetic beauty – you won’t regret it!


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Lorena Arzamendi

Mom, wife, professional hustler, a jack-of-all trades (or so she says). Besides her 9-5 job in the corporate world, she is a part-time online ESL teacher, a freelance translator, content writer and copywriter. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games in her free time.