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This paper looks at how, in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams", the character of Dexter dreams of winning the love of Judy Jones. In particular, the paper focuses on whether Dexter's dream simply represents the unrequited love of an adolescent or whether it represents in microcosm the American dream.
From the Paper:"Dexter is fourteen when we meet him. He is confident and a daydreamer and spends time in the "fairways of his imagination" (318). Dexter's real dreams begin when he meets Judy Jones. Dexter is a caddy, and Judy is fourteen, "beautifully ugly as little girls are apt to be" (Fitzgerald 318). When they meet on the golf course, Dexter is immediately smitten. Dexter describes Judy as "inexpressibly lovely" (318) and believes she will "bring no end of misery to a great number of men" (318). Dexter is completely overwhelmed by the depth of his attraction to Judy. After a chance meeting several years later, Dexter again falls under Judy's spell. Even when he knows Judy lies to him, he is heartened at her attention and care that "she had taken the trouble to lie to him" (323). "
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"Winter Dreams" (2008, September 28) Retrieved December 05, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/book-review/winter-dreams-108258/
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