Winter Dreams In The Great Gatsby

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The story “Winter Dreams,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a substantial example of a short story that is successful through its meaningful and descriptive dialogue, dreams vs. reality, and its way of expressing the definite message of the story through its characters. Fitzgerald direct narrative style shows a strong yet very strange relationship between the two main characters. More importantly, Fitzgerald captures his audience attention by showing the symbolic relationship between the title of the story and Dexter, the significance of Judy Jones character, and also the symbolic relationship between a Winters Dream and the American Dream. The title “Winter Dreams” refers to Dexter’s past as a young boy with powerful desires to become a successful…show more content…
Judy Jones is Dexter’s ideal and inspirational woman. When he first encounters Judy, she is only eleven years of age and he is fourteen. At that age, this was a time that he could see numerous of signs of great beauty that she soon becomes as an adult. To most people, Judy Jones was “beautifully ugly as little girls are apt to be who are destined after a few years to be inexpressibly lovely and bring no end of misery to a great number of men” (660). This shows Dexter incredible weakness to his Winter Dreams and the passion that he could be more than just a caddy. Fitzgerald's method of revealing Dexter's motivations through his encounters with Judy are successful in helping the reader understand the different motives to Dexter’s actions of wanting to become more in life. Judy Jones is Dexter inspiration to his ambitious ways to achieve his winter dreams of greatness. Later, he feels that he can finally have the opportunity to peruse Judy, but overtime, Dexter soon realizes that he would never be able to have Judy to
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