This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Disillusion, Defiance, And Discontent 1914 1946: Comparison Of Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams" And Wolfe's "The Far And The Near"

576 words - 2 pages

Disillusionment is the act of disenchanting, especially to disappoint or embitter by leaving without illusion. Disillusionment, or the death of a dream, is a prominent them in Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams," and Wolfe's "The Far and the Near." In both short stories the main character clearly embodies the theme of disillusionment. In "Winter Dreams," Dexter Green experiences disillusionment, and In "The Far and the Near," the engineer experiences the death of his dream as well.Both short stories convey a main character that experiences a type of disillusionment. Both of the characters, Dexter Green, and the engineer, are dreaming of a perfect life or the life they believe they want to have and are both left disappointed and hopeless as the end of the story. Their dreams are shattered when things do not end up the way they have envisioned them.The main character, Dexter Green, in the short story "Winter Dreams," by F. Scott Fitzgerald is ambitious in that he wants to pursue his winter dreams. "He wanted not association with glittering things and glittering people - he wanted the glittering things themselves."pg. 748. Dexter Green's winter dreams are obviously to be rich which he does accomplish in the story by starting a laundry mat chain, but he finds himself unhappy and lonely because he does not have the woman who he loves and she is with someone who treats her very bad. When Dexter says "Long ago there was something in me, but now that thing is gone. Now that thing is gone. I cannot cry, I cannot care, That thing will come back no more," his dreams of a happy life are shattered because the woman he...

Find Another Essay On Disillusion, Defiance, and Discontent 1914 - 1946: Comparison of Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams" and Wolfe's "The Far and the Near"

Comparison Between Oedipus and The Winter Olympics

674 words - 3 pages methods. One example may be the upcoming Winter Olympics in Canada. This issue is caused by the hierarchy of both times and the relationship within the hierarchy. Firstly, the hierarchy in the play is explicitly reflected in the modern times. In the play, the king, Oedipus, is placed at the top of the hierarchy. Similar to that, the premier of BC, Gordon Campbell, may also be at the top in the modern hierarchy. Below the top, the less powerful

"The Sun Also Rise"s and "Winter Dreams"

1476 words - 6 pages about Dexter and Jake that leave them at the mercy of women who could not be "won in the kinetic sense" (Fitzgerald)?There are many similarities between the women and men in Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams" and Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Both Judy and Brett are very loud and forward; they are certain to make their presence known in a crowd and neither has a problem with overtly pursuing their targets. They never seem to run out of energy when it

The Lost Generation in The Swimmer, by John Cheever and Winter Dreams, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

662 words - 3 pages “The Swimmer” by John Cheever and “Winter Dreams” by F. Scott Fitzgerald have many elements in common. These stories are about two wealthy men interacting with other wealthy people. As the stories progress Neddy and Dexter search for the truth and the meaning of life. These two literary works fall under the literary movement called The Lost Generation. Finally, at the end of the narratives they are both grieving for themselves and realize that

Discuss the view that the period 1800-1850 was one of both progress and disillusion for Irish Catholics

1609 words - 6 pages During the first half of the nineteenth century, much was accomplished by the Irish Catholics under the leadership of Daniel O'Connell. However, it was also a time of disillusion because it seems as though every time one goal was accomplished, another problem would surface. In the very early years, Irish Catholics lacked any real direction or focus in achieving their main goal at the time, which was emancipation. Then finally, O'Connell emerged

India's Winter of discontent

1228 words - 5 pages India’s winter of discontent: Some feminist dilemmas in the wake of a rape (2013) is an article about the news-making Delhi rape case of December 2012. However, this article looks at the feminist response to rape and sexual assault and the dilemmas that it brings. Even though the authors talk about India, these narratives are very similar to the narratives of women of color universally. One of the major foci of the authors is to examine how the

The Three Canons of Invention and the Near-death Experience

863 words - 3 pages Invention is the division of rhetoric that rhetors use to find arguments. The three approaches to invention are kairos, stasis theory, and the topic method. I am going to apply them here to support my belief in the near-death experience. When speaking to an audience, I must use kairos. I have to take into consideration what information is relevant to my audience. From there I can develop a persuasive argument on the near

The 1946 Reintroduction of Blacks into Professional Baseball and the Social Change that Resulted

1597 words - 6 pages In 1868, blacks were banned from professional baseball and were forced to create their own baseball leagues, known as the Negro Leagues. Then in 1946, blacks were re-introduced into professional baseball when Jackie Robinson debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers. This event gave hope and tangible evidence that a civil rights movement was possible. The integration of blacks had an effect on much more than baseball; it had an effect on an individual

Sandra Cisneros vs. F. Scott Fitzgerald's American Dreams as shown through "The House on Mango Street" and "The Great Gatsby"

667 words - 3 pages have running water and pipes that worked. And inside it would have real stairs, not hallway stairs, but stairs inside like the houses on T.V. And we'd have a basement and at least three washrooms so when we took a bath we wouldn't have to tell everybody" (4). Fitzgerald's American Dream also included the desire for a house, but the two dreams are on very different scales. If Gatsby and Esperanza are compared, Gatsby wanted the big mansion where

The Changing Nature of Aboriginal and Non-aboriginal Relations in Australia from 1946-2000

1343 words - 5 pages The Changing Nature of Aboriginal and Non-aboriginal Relations in Australia from 1946-2000 Since the arrival of Europeans the Aboriginal population has suffered in terms of status, wealth, health and sense of identity. Although there have been steps towards reconciliation there is still a long way to go until Indigenous Australians enjoy the same status as non-indigenous Australians. A referendum was made in 1967, it was a

The Comparison of Paternalism In The Bean Trees and Animal Dreams

760 words - 4 pages the end, they both symbolize paternalism. In Kingsolver’s novels The Bean Trees and Animal Dreams, there are clear examples of arrogance, neglect, and abuse. An arrogant character in Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams is Doc Homer who lives in Grace, Arizona. After marrying his second cousin, Athena. He is sent to fight in World War II. Doc also decides to go to medical school while stationed in Illinois. While trying to erase his past of a white trash

Finding a Voice( an Essay on the defiance of Romeo and Juliet)

944 words - 4 pages the banishment of Romeo. “Villain and he be many miles asunder. God pardon him! I do with all my heart.” Juliet says in a short aside during Act 3, scene 5, line 83. Lord Capulet couldn’t know of Juliet’s feelings because he wasn’t the kind of parent who would understand. Yes, at first Capulet had every intention of fulfilling Juliet’s dreams, but pride shattered his good-will. “But woo her gentle Paris, get her heart; my will to her consent is

Similar Essays

Comparison Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby And “Winter Dreams”

1012 words - 4 pages The short story of “Winter Dreams” was written around the same time that Fitzgerald was developing ideas for a story to turn into a novel. While The Great Gatsby wasn’t published until 1925, “Winter Dreams” débuted in 1922 and the similarities between the novel and short story were done on purpose. “Winter Dreams” became a short draft which Fitzgerald paralleled The Great Gatsby after, but also differentiated the two in specific ways (“Winter

Connections Between Dexter's Dream "Winter Dreams" And The American Dream, And F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life. Includes Outline & Works Sited

896 words - 4 pages presents this idea of idealism in a negative sense, saying that in reality achieving this dream is impossible. The American Dream can be defined simply as the American ideal of living a happy and successful life. However each person has their own idealistic perception of this dream. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams" obtaining Judy Jones allows for Dexter Green to achieve his dream. Fitzgerald portrays this situation so often because of

Defiance And The Pianist Essay

2221 words - 9 pages Defiance and The Pianist both are different ways of viewing the Holocaust. Instead of the focus being on how the Jews were discriminated upon, both movies show how some Jews did not allow themselves to be victimized by the Germans. Very few account recount the Jewish resistance that occurred, most chose to focus on their destruction and death. The fact that both are based on the true stories of survivors adds a sense of validity to the movies

Heroes Near And Far Essay

749 words - 3 pages Throughout human history time has always seemed to provide mankind with a sort of guide. As we learn to depend on these guides’ strengths and powers, we forget our own, causing us to admire their every aspect, to desire to be in their presence at all times. We turn them into heroes whether they wish for it or not, forcing them to live up to our own expectations. Whether these heroes walk the earth, pure of sin, healing and teaching