Winter Dreams And The Great Gatsby Analysis

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Chasing the American Dream

“Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle,”quoted by the famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald, in behold of the truth. In the two stories Winter Dreams and The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, both demonstrate a high demanded society of wealth and social class. Both main characters from each story, known as Dexter and Gatsby are reaching to fit in the high class society to achieve the American Dream. Which is well-known as old money in New York for Gatsby and general wealth in Minnesota for Dexter. As both characters try to fit in this society to impress the woman of their dreams, they see the other side of love and its’ effects of it. Dexter and Gatsby both share similar traits, as well as personality. But they also portray their differences through their actions, by chasing the American Dream; which is the all ultimate goal of becoming successful. Sometimes loving someone will leave people to end up with a heartache. Dexter and Gatsby both share similar traits and personality throughout both stories.“The little girl who had done this was eleven-beautifully ugly as little girls are apt to be who are destined after a few years to be inexpressibly lovely and bring no end of misery to a great number of men. The spark, however, was perceptible.”(Winter Dreams, Pg.1).“The officer looked at Daisy while she
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