1. What is the significance of the title? Why do you think Fitzgerald used “winter” and not “spring” or “fall” in the title? In what ways do the seasons affect Dexter’s outlook on life? For Dexter, all his daydreams took place in winter. Fitzgerald seems to like that, He likes the colder aspects of his title when put in context of young love and renewal.
2. Discuss the significance of this line: “… Dexter was unconsciously dictated to by his winter dreams.” Are you dictated to by your “winter dreams”? Winter depresses Dexter. It gives him sadness that disconnects him from his life. Winter makes Dexter think magical illusion of the rich. Dexter’s winter dreams take hold of him until there is nothing else in his life. Unfortunately his winter dreams are an illusion, Wealth and status are never within Dexter’s reach.
3. What does Dexter “surrendering” part of himself (beginning of part IV) mean? He had to give up a part of his personality and act like someone else
4. Describe the adult Judy Jones. What kind of person is she? Do you know anyone like her? Judy is a horrible person, she is selfish and spoiled, but eventually karma catches up to her by the end of the story. The problem is, Judy’s beauty and money guarantees her everything she wants. She’s never satisfied because “She was entertained only by the gratification of her desires and by the direct exercise of her own charm”. Judy is super self-absorbed, she never has to try for anything, she doesn’t understand real value. She is perfectly happy to keep Dexter hanging around for a bit, but he is always one of many other lovers, whom she kicks to the curb whenever she wants. Eventually, Dexter wises up and decides that he needs a more lasting relationship and leaves Judy behind.
5. Why do you think Dexter quit? Dexter obviously quit his job at the Golf club because he wants to impress Judy by becoming a millionaire. He thinks if hes rich like her maybe Judy will find him attractive. Although at age twenty-three Dexter had already made a name for himself, he then realizes that he will never be able to call Judy his own.
14. Dexter was glad that Judy took the trouble to lie.
15. She dismisses men with disarming regularity, only to call them back at her own interest. She moves from man to man without showing much in way of emotional connection or shared stability.
16. Irene’s characterization is important to the overall view of Dexter’s “winter dreams.” After experiencing a sense of tumult with Judy, where Dexter’s emotions and finances are spent to a level that can no longer be tolerated, he regroups and gets away from Judy.
1.With low taxes, beautiful views and a mild climate, this city is a great place to live.
Though he was very rich, he was still very unhappy.
After our trip to the beach, school started back, and I was excited to see my friends.
2.My life is my purpose. My life is my goal. My life is my inspiration. Anaphora is most commonly seen in poetry, essays, and formal speeches.
3.During the dinner conversation, Clifford, the messiest eater at the table, spewed mashed potatoes like an erupting volcano.
My 486 computer, a modern-day dinosaur, chews floppy disks as noisily as my brother does peanut brittle. Appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it. The appositive can be a short or long combination of words. An appositive is a noun or pronoun set beside another noun or pronoun to explain or identify it.