F. Scott Fitzgerald 's Winter Dreams

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Winter Dreams is about the dreams of Dexter Green. And he is the main character of the short story. His goal to achieve this dream affects the way he lives his life, and the consequences that come with the choices his makes. He wishes to be a part of the rich society. "The dream was gone. Something had been taken from him.” Gidmark explicates Fitzgerald 's quote, about when Dexter loses the capability of feeling and caring, he states, "Dexter 's dream of Judy had kept him energetic, passionate, and alive, and now the dream has been taken from him". "Winter Dreams" produces mental pictures in one 's head, depicting the theme. The images are used in order to keep his love alive for Judy Jones and the brightness of his…show more content…
3. This story is written by Hemingway in 1933.The story is focus on the old men and waiter men comment on that old men. In the story Nada means nothing in Spanish in Hemingway 's "A Clean Well-Lighted Place" represents the author 's belief that life is without objective meaning. Without any meaning in his life, the old man has attempted suicide, but has been saved by others. Now that he must endure life, the old man stay late at the cafe seeking light from the darkness of nothingness nada to which he must return. Thus, he shuns his return to the darkness because in it he is alone with his thoughts, his despair, and his isolation. Because he knows that the world has no real norms, rules, or laws, it is only the light that keeps him from thinking about this nothingness. Likewise, the older waiter recognizes the futility of a life that is essentially meaningless. So, he tries to keep the cafe open and light for those others like him. After the cafe closes, the waiter stops for a drink at another place because he, too, is reluctant to return to the nothingness that awaits him in the dark. "He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep". Only the light makes him forget the nada. The old man only says, "Nada," once, and he means it literally. The rest of the "nadas" come from the narration, which seems to be filtered through the old waiter 's perspective. “It was
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