The American Dream In Dexter's Winter Dreams

Topics: The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, Arnold Rothstein, Ginevra King, United States, This Side of Paradise / Pages: 1 (191 words) / Published: Jan 12th, 2017
In “Winter Dreams” Dexter lost a number of years of his life pursuing material success due to the American Dream. Though Dexter came from a humble background, he saw potential in what his life could be. He thought being wealthy meant being happy. As a young man, Dexter always dreamed of beating Mr. Hedrick at golf. Years later, when the time finally came and Dexter did beat Mr. Hedrick, he received very little joy from the act. From being a caddy boy to receiving a weekend guest pass to the esteemed country club, Dexter somehow manages to think he doesn't belong, but that he is also superior to the men he is surrounded by because he worked for what he got. When Judy comes in the picture, he pursues her to validate his entrance into the upper

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