When Judy wants to know more about him he answers ‘“I’m nobody”…matter of futures’ (972). By saying this Dexter realizes that he may never be able to accept himself as who he is, making it impossible for him to jump over the obstacle as he searches for meaning and purpose. Fitzgerald also shows that Dexter will never truly be happy by stating, “So he tasted…deep happiness” (978). Finally in the end when Dexter learns of Judy’s unhappy marriage and her looks have faded, causing his vision of her to shattered, which in turn causes his vision of him to be shattered; “The dream was gone”
He was a young boy born from poor farmer parents and through his hard work, was able to buy a grand home and car. His life exemplifies the American Dream (Fitzgerald). Persistent individuals are almost always rewarded. Persistence is a strong quality of successful individuals, and is a major factor in achieving goals. Persistent men and women often find success.
She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman…They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them. She is unapologetic when she chooses how to live her life.
F. Scott Fitzgerald like to write about the corruption of society and that with great amounts of wealth come great responsibility. “Winter Dreams” is about a middle-class boy from Black Bear, Minnesota falls in love with Judy Jones at a very young age. Years late he comes back to his old town where he regains his love for her but will never fully obtain her love and affection the way he so desires. Through many ways F. Scott Fitzgerald show Dexter as determined using characterization. Fitzgerald also uses symbolism to show deeper meaning in the story.
She was not contented with the banal and basic Gerald and it did not match the standards of Kat. She took advantage of Gerald, as he was like “blank paper”(38), and painted him into her image: the sexy and elegant Ger. Though Ger fit the image of Kat, she still was not pleased and she longed for someone else, she thought to herself, “Gerald is what [I’ve] been missing… Not Ger, not the one [I’ve] made in [my] own image.”(41) She yearned for the same Gerald she originally changed into her image. Though Kat tries to cover it up, it reveals that she truly does not like her own identity as she detested Ger’s image, who is exactly a reflection of herself. Kat’s lack of knowledge about who she is as a person altered her interests and affected the relationships around her.
Irony is a language style that writers use to let readers expect something, but eventually something else happens. After Judy leaves Dexter, he gets engaged to a girl named Irene Scheerer. Moreover he gets back to Judy at some point which "gave serious hurt to Irene Scheerer and her parents" (Fitzgerald 433). The reader could never imagine that Dexter would give Irene the hurt that he got from Judy because he tasted the pain, but he hurts her because "Judy is the picture of passion and beauty, and energy and loveliness," therefore he could leave everything just to have her (Gidmark 4644). At the beginning of the story: Fitzgerald asserts that Judy "[is] more beautiful than everybody else" and that she plays around with guys most of the time (433).
Aylmer wasn’t for sure what he was getting himself into because his mind stayed focused on his wife defect. The desire for perfection no only kills Georgiana, however it also ruins her husband. “Aylmer reached a profounder wisdom, he need not thus have flung away the happiness which would have woven his mortal life of the sesame texture with the celestial” the author stated, (Hawthorne 349). Georgina tiny mark is all he can see. It develops in Aylmer’s mind until the good sight of gorgeous Georgiana fade.
This must have devastated Fitzgerald, as Gatsby’s life ended because of Daisy. I think that Fitzgerald further cements the idea that Zelda did not love him by not having Daisy attend Gatsby’s funeral. Gatsby is Fitzgerald, a man who is stuck with a woman who doesn’t love him and who “ended his life.” Nick, on the other hand, is the man Fitzgerald wanted to be. Nick is free to love who he wants, he isn’t stuck on somebody who won’t let him move forward in life. Nick has a fling with a man, something that Fitzgerald might have wanted for some time.
As made apparent by Sammy’s first thought outside, “I look around for my girls, but they’re gone of course” (pg. #7), Sammy initially quit his job in the moment to gain praise from the girls and hopefully to have them swooning over him, but all along he knew the chances of gaining praise from them was slim. Although Sammy was hoping the girls would be waiting for him after he quit his job to stand up for them, he wasn’t really surprised by their absence; He expected it. As Sammy stated “I felt how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter,” (pg.#7) without a job and without any form of reward for his somewhat heroic act, Sammy finally realized the challenges women in society face. Overall, A&P by John Updike is a short story raising awareness for women’s rights as well as proving that you shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearances.
He talks quite a bit about sex, but his virginity is the last existing innocence to him. Holden pays for a prostitute to have sex with, but he cannot go through with it. He is very hesitant about losing his innocence. Holden wants to be “the catcher in the rye” (191) and save all the innocence in the world. He believes that that is what he wants to do in the future as he tells his little sister, Phoebe.