Compare Winter Dream And The Great Gatsby

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Wasted Away

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is no deep love.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) When there is love and understanding between two extraordinary individuals, there will most undoubtedly be wistfulness when the relationship ceases to exist. The novel The Great Gatsby and the short story Winter Dream are both by F. Scott Fitzgerald and feature an eligible man who becomes emotionally devoted to a woman shortly after encountering them. Although both stories commence excessively similar, they end quite diversely. Although the two stories are noticeably comparable, they end contrastingly apart as a result of the discrepancies within the novels themselves. These major differences and similarities lie within the approaches the two young men take to become wealthy, the setting they live
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Gatsby met Nick, who helped him pursue his dream by inviting Daisy to tea at his house. Dexter met Devlin, who demolished his idea of Judy and told him what she had become in his absence. “The gates were closed, the sun was gone down, and there was no beauty, but the gray beauty of steel that withstands all time.” (Fitzgerald 9). After talking to Devlin about Judy’s current condition, Dexter realizes that his dream is officially dead because Judy is not beautiful anymore and does not leave her house often. Devlin helps Dexter realize that his dream is no longer alive and that Judy has moved on to become a different person. “He wants to know- continued Jordan- if you’ll invite Daisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come over.” (Fitzgerald 83). Nick helped Gatsby achieve his dream of being with Daisy when he invited her over for tea at his house. Without Nick’s help, Gatsby might have never gotten to see Daisy again. Moreover, both of these characters played a considerable role in Gatsby and Dexter’s dream, whether it impacts them in a positive or negative way.
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