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Analysis of Dexter's "Winter Dreams"

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What is meant by Dexter's "Winter Dreams"? How does Judy fit into this idea - what exactly does she seem to symbolize to Dexter? What does he learn at the end of the story about such dreams?

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In approximately 500 words, this solution analyzes Dexter's "Winter Dreams."

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What is meant by Dexter's "Winter Dreams"? How does Judy fit into this idea - what exactly does she seem to symbolize to Dexter? What does he learn at the end of the story about such dreams?

One good way to write about Fitzgerald's stories is to focus on symbolism. Fitzgerald's themes are class, identity, materialism, and wisdom (revealed through time that distances the character from previous events).

"Winter Dreams" are Dexter's memories of what he believes to be true, but is ultimately false. Judy symbolizes the falsity of beliefs that Dexter has - these are called preconceived notions about how one creates an identity, why money and materialism is important, and how these things can raise ...

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