Character Analysis Of Winter Dreams In The Great Gatsby

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“Whenever you feel like criticising anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven 't had the advantages that you’ve had” -Scott F. Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. Scott F. Fitzgerald is a writer who who has imposed himself and his life story into many of his characters. Most notably, his famous novel called The Great Gatsby, is about a wealthy man who is unhappy. However there is another story in which Fitzgerald puts himself into the main character, a short story called “Winter Dreams” “Winter Dreams” is a story about a man 's strive for the American dream. The man character, Dexter, is born to a middle class grocery shop owner and works as a caddy during his childhood. Next in the story, Dexter is a young man and well off on his feet. This is where he is formally introduced to his love interest, a girl who was born in the upper class. After a bout with her, she leaves him for someone with more money. Dexter moves onto a daughter of aristocrats but never truly gets over Judy. When she comes back to New York, the main setting, she asks to marry him but the proposal is off not long after after Judy believes he is happy with this other woman. Dexter then goes to war for a while then to New York where his most money earning job, Dexter is apart of the wealthy upper class and is everything he wanted to be as a young caddy, however Dexter learns that his love Judy has settled down with another wealthy man in Detroit. Dexter soon realizes that even though he achieved

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