Winter Dreams

“The American Dream is the dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. ” The American Dream, although different for every American, is a personal paradise, to which all aspire. It promises prosperity and self-fulfillment as well as rewards for hard work and self-reliance. In “Winter Dreams,” a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the protagonist Dexter Green strives to obtain his dream in gaining the status of hat he considers to be “elite. This story demonstrates how personal ambition and networking presents an opportunity for success and the achievement of the American Dream. However, life based on materialism alone can be a corruption rather than a fulfillment of the American Dream. Dexter Green has worked as a caddie at the Sherry Island Golf Club since he was of Completely’7 each future he live seep_JH accountable; each, compellable; viva. Team viewer. Com grown not-Witt, accountable cable nonpaying his in and a Be

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These illusions are found in the American Dream because people choose to only see what they want and refuse to look long term to the effects and consequences of their naivety. To achieve the American Dream is a temporary satisfaction. Many things outlined in one’s dream, such as wealth and power, can easily be destroyed because they are materialistic. In regards to Judy, Fitzgerald states, “Lots of women fade like that” (1 5), implying how the American Dream can simply fade away. Judy was a significant factor in Tester’s dream and even though his winter] dream of being with her was so intense, it faded away.

Not all things are everlasting. Through “Winter Dreams,” Fitzgerald illustrates how life based on materialism alone is a corruption rather than a fulfillment of the American Dream. He portrays how those who try to maintain a lifestyle simply based materialistic values are doomed by their self-delusion. In this sense, the story shows how the American Dream is an illusion, how it can be detrimental to oneself and how it is temporary and easily destroyed thus demonstrating the corruption within the American Dream.


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