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Austin Hodge
Mrs Littleton
English 11-4
December 8, 2011
Everyone has their own unique characteristics. People have their own similarities and differences. In Fitgerald's "Winter Dreams" and the Great Gatsby, Dexter and Gatsby share many similarities and differences.

First of all, Dexter and Gatsby share many similarities. Both had their own perspective on the American dream which is what they both work for. They both have love for one girl, but they didnt get her. This shows that they are not worthy of the men they interest. Both characters grew up in the midwest with families who do not have large quantities of wealth. This shows that they have a very similar background, love life, and social class.

Even though Dexter and Gatsby share similarities, they also have their differences. Dexter earns his wealth with his hard work and time while Gatsby does illegal activities such as bootlegging and scandals. This shows that Dexter works hard to achieve his wealth and Gatsby cheats and does illegal activities to achieve his wealth. Dexter accepts the fact that he cannot win Judy while Gatsby wont accept the fact that Daisy will never truley appreciate what he has done. Gatsby refuses to give up the pursuit of the women he loves.

In conclusion, Dexter and Gatsby have their own identities, yet as individuals, they have their own differences. Dexter earns his wealth through hard work and Gatsby cheats and does illegal activities for his wealth. In the end, they both do not win the girl they love. In Fitgerald's "Winter Dreams" and the Great Gatsby, Dexter and Gatsby share many similarities and differances.
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