Perhaps things could have been different if Bowkers friends were in town, or not going to school somewhere else. O’Brien states, “Sally Kramer, who picture he had once carried in his wallet was one who married” (132). And his father whom was a baseball fanatic didn’t help him. Often he didn’t have anyone around; he continues his old habits that he recalled about the war. Humping around the lake alone with no one to vent about how the war.
In today’s time period, Candy would be re-tired and drawing a deserved Workers’ Compensation check, but in the 1930’s this was not the case. Richard Moore writes, “Candy is an old man, reduced to cleaning the bunkhouse after los-ing his hand in an accident at work” (3). The ranch life is not meant for the elderly, especially the disabled elderly, but due to lack of social security at the time, Candy has no hope of seeing his retirement any time soon. Authors Umadevi and Saranya give prominence to the fact that, “Can-dy is a senior citizen with a physical handicap, and even though we get the sense that he has been at the ranch for some time, he has few ties or friends either, and tells Lennie and George later in the story that he has no family, no kids” (53). Steinbeck shows readers how poorly the elderly were treated before Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s social security program more formally known as the “New Deal”.
Its 6 O’clock on Friday evening, downtown Detroit was busy as always. But not the type of busy that one would expect from an Upper Class American city, there was no traffic or people rushing home from work. No, Detroit has a different kind of busy around this time, gang members, prostitutes and drug dealers all reared their ugly heads to occupy their turf. Lloyd sits down on the porch outside his apartment building and observes the hustle and bustle of the people in his neighbourhood. He sits on the second step, as always, the cold concrete sends a shiver down his spine.
In the begin of the movie the lake or body of water that separates Daisy from Gatsby is very cloudy and grey like it is described in the book. The valley of ashes is very dust and look very old western and forgotten. The city at the begin is shown as very upbeat and the weather is nice and everyone is happy. The most noticeable change in the movie is at the end when Gatsby dies and nick is about to go to his funeral the sky is grey and it raining. No one is there but nick and a couple other people, and then nick is left alone in the empty house with all the good memories and the wind just moves through the house like there was no gatsby like nothing ever really
In F. Scott Fitzgerald 's story "Winter Dreams,” Dexter Green, the protagonist, falls in love with Judy Jones at first sight and decides to pursue her throughout the story. Dexter constantly strives to make Judy his wife but finally realizes it is impossible to possess her. After several years, Dexter hears news about Judy’s faded beauty and feels disillusioned. In the story, Judy is a perfect representation of his “winter dreams.” His “winter dreams” are his desire to pursue a rich life fulfilled by the “glittering things” such as wealth and status. When he realizes the vanity of Judy’s beauty, he also learns the hollow nature in his winter dreams.
This is all he knows.Gatsby has spent his whole life trying to prove to Daisy and everyone around him that he is worthy of her. The only way to be on the same social level as her is to turn himself into new money. Since this is not possible, he has to try to convince to others that he truly is old money. To do this, he becomes rich, and lies about his past, but the only way for him to complete this idea is if he is with Daisy. She is the final piece in his American dream.
“Winter Dreams” was published in 1926. Francis Scott Fitzgerald is most well-known for his novel “The Great Gatsby”. A common theme he is known for is the American dream and how it is corrupt. Fitzgerald enjoys writing about the poor boy chasing after the rich girl. This story is about a man named Dexter Green trying to achieve the American dream by obtaining the girl he adores.
“The Minnesota winter prolonged itself interminably.” (Winter Dreams 6). In Minnesota, Dexter has to fit into all the clubs and get to know everyone. He isn 't lower or higher class and he watches how the higher classes act and dress so he can mimic them. Furthermore, the people that surrounded these two really affected them
The story of "Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald discusses a tennager named Dexter Green and Judy seek to achieve their ideal goal in life at an early adulthood. According to the story, Dexter works as a caddy in his teen years and he helps some of the most wealthy upper-class men to win golf. One day, Dexter meets Judy Jones who is an eleven year old girl that turns out to be Dexter’s lover and she helps him to focus on his first personal goal. His fulfillments are winning Judy's affection and to obtain his individual profitable businesses. Though Dexter is financially stable as a adult , he is certainly not fully satisfied with his life.
However, over time he fell in love with Daisy, in particular, Daisy’s voice. Nick concludes after some thinking that her voice “was full of money, [money] was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell” whenever she spoke (120). Men are drawn to the plea for money that is heard along with Daisy’s voice. After falling in love, Gatsby was never the same. He no longer strives for things unimaginable.