Compare And Contrast Winter Dreams And The Great Gatsby

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Characters in novels can have obsessions with people, the same as in the world readers live in today. In the book, The Great Gatsby, the main, male character, Gatsby, is obsessed with a woman named Daisy Buchanan. In the passage Winter Dreams, Dexter, the main male character, is obsessed with a woman, Judy Jones. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote both of these novels/ passages. The Great Gatsby is a story about a man revolving part of his life around trying to achieve his American dream by conforming to a woman and society 's standards. The passage, Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has the same theme. A poor man loves a wealthier woman and revolves his life around trying to get her. To be able to relate to these characters and truly get a feel and understand each characters actions in these novels, readers must use intellectual empathy to put themselves in their shoes to see how they would feel and react in the same situation. Gatsby sees Daisy as not only a woman whom he loves, but also a symbol of his American dream of being seen as “old money”. Dexter does not see Judy for how she truly is; he sees her how he wants her to be. Be sure to narrow the focus so as to establish the range and scope of your essay. Throughout the novel, readers find out why Gatsby loves Daisy and why he is so obsessed with obtaining her, why it is so important for Gatsby to be able to erase the past five years, and how similar Gatsby’s relationship with Daisy is so similar to Dexter’s relationship

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