Dreams, what do they mean to you? “Winter Dreams” is a short story that was written in 1922 by an up and coming author at that time by the name of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is generally known for is great novel The great Gatsby. Many of Fitzgerald’s literary work includes the same theme such as poor boy becomes rich to get the girl or the American Dream of wealth and status.
Reaching a higher class and wealth are aspects of success that many aspire to achieve. Although that may be true, in reality, as a person begins to expand their goals toward the American dream, they tend to spiral downward and crash in the end. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, pertains to an ambitious character; falling short of the American dream, resulting in a tragedy. Specifically, the book follows a young man named Gatsby and his dream to finally meet the love of his life, Daisy, who he hasn't seen in five years. Gatsby goes to great lengths in order to grab Daisy’s attention, by throwing lavish parties, which he had to achieve by becoming a bootlegger.
Gerard Way once said, “ Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary “. This quote says that heroes are those people who struggle in their lives, work hard and make themselves extraordinary. Published in 1925, The Great Gatsby is a classic piece of American fiction. It is a novel of luxury and tragedy, noted for the way Fitzgerald captured a cross-section of American society. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel,The Great Gatsby, follows Jay Gatsby, a man who just wants one desire in his life: to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier.
Many philosophers say; “The most challenging part of growing up is letting go of what is comfortable, and moving on to something unknown.” This quote strongly applies to the maturity process of Jeremy “Jem” Finch, a lead character in Harper Lee’s award-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Jem struggles to understand his role in society as the picturesque facade of his sleepy southern town is destroyed, revealing the darkness underneath the surface. In this coming-of-age story amidst of a race war, Jem navigates the hardships of maturity. He is aided by the guidance of his father, who plays an integral role in the conflict of the small town as the court-appointed lawyer of an African-American man falsely accused of assaulting a white
During the latter half of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the titular character seeing an opportunity to leave behind two con men he rushes back to his raft to inform his traveling companion and runaway slave Jim. Only to see that Jim was missing, being deep in pro slavery south he urgently began to look for him with no success. Huckleberry in a burst of emotion shouts “Someone stole my nigger!” even as he uses the derogatory word, Huck has shown throughout the story what he cares for Jim more than just a piece of property. Later, when he arrives at the Phelps farm with the intent to find and steal Jim back, is welcomed in my Mrs. Phelps.
This film tells the story of a family leaves America, and tries to find a happy life in the jungles of America. The reason that they decide to start a new life is the father, a brilliant inventor, is stubborn and erratic. He has nine patents and six pending. The excerpt, “This place is a toilet.” (Mosquito Coast 3:10) and “Buy junk, sell junk, eat junk.”
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).
Mark Twain, once and forever will be a famous American writer. Twain has written many books that are highly valued all over the world, but one the twain is really known for; the publication of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The novel tells a story of a young teenage boy of the name Huck Finn with a father who was a extreme alcoholic. Huck did not want anything to do with his father Pap, therefore he decides to fake his death and runaway. In the mist of running he stumbles upon a runaway slave, Jim who happened to be from the very farm he came from.
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” illustrates a tale of a newlywed husband, Goodman Brown, that suddenly, one night ventures out into the dark deep woods of Salem through Boston. In this journey, Goodman encounters many evil, wicked and tempting events. These events and encounters illustrate the conflicts of his weak inner believes that represent his society at its time. By its end, this journey and sequenced events drastically alliterate this character’s inner believes, and changes him for the rest of his life. This romanticist short story is the symbolized truth behind the figment of a perfect, sinless, and moral society.
Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald is about a young man named Dexter Green who starts off as a golf caddy and then becomes very successful later on. The main point of the story is not his success, though: it is about the girl he meets and falls in love with named Judy Jones; more specifically it is about his dreams.
In the stories “Winter Dreams” and “Shelia Mant”, a significant similarity between the two, are the comparable traits of the two female characters, Sheila Mant and Judy Jones. Both women are notable for being manipulative and materialistic, and have many men longing for them. In “Winter Dreams”, Judy Jones deceives Dexter, the protagonist, by leading him on and prolonging his feelings of affection for her. Dexter is utterly attracted to her, calling her “arrestingly beautiful” (Fitzgerald).
fortifying their meal. The dishes in the cabinets have a more atrocious circumstance falling and smashing on the tile floor. "It seems to be getting worse." Anthony mutters, as he beholds the ceiling above. Without warning the rumbles cease and neglecting the demolished dishes that muddled the kitchen floor.
In the poem Winter Fear, Kay Ryan depicts nature as “cruel” and “unforgiving”. She uses realism to convey the theme, “ self reflection can lead you to discoveries about yourself”. Kay Ryan also uses synecdoches and symbolism as tools to support the theme and translate the real connotation of the poem. In the beginning of “ Winter Fear”, the speaker begins to question the unraveling of her life with questions, “ Is this winter or is it worse/