Winter Dreams And The Snows Of Kilimanjaro

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The stories I have chosen to write about are: “Winter Dreams” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. Both stories are through the eyes of the male lead characters, Harry from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” and Dexter from “Winter Dreams”. Money and wealth cannot ensure that a man is content with his life, which ultimately leads to regret as shown in both stories. Blindness by objects of temptation for moments of happiness will lead to life’s reflections when able to see again only to look at reflections of guilt and thoughts of what one’s life could have been.
“Winters Dreams” leading female character is Judy. She is rich and stunning to look upon, causing many suitors to try to win her heart, especially Dexter. She is carefree and bores easily of her lovers, but always seems to keep them on a leash without real commitment. Judy draws Dexter in and keeps him hanging on a thread on whether she will see him again. Her wealth is enormous, and she wants for nothing, not even an endless supply of men at her disposal. It would seem that she cares for Dexter, but not enough to marry him. When Dexter proposes marriage to another woman, she plays on his emotions by asking him to marry her but soon breaks off the engagement as she feels sorry for breaking up Dexter’s relationship. Judy is the one in control in this story. She is the one to call all of the shots in the relationship and when she tires of it she leaves (Baym & Levine, 1979).
“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” has a leading…
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