Winter Dreams

The nurse who brings eleven-year-old Judy to the golf course the day she meets Dexter. She tries to enlist Dexter’s help to teach Judy how to play golf, though he has already been assigned to another club member. Judy does not like that Hilda has told Dexter that she does not know how to play. In addition to her profession, Hilda’s speech and absence of discretion reveal her to be of a lower social class. When they walk away from Dexter, Judy threatens to hit Hilda on the breast with a club.
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Hilda Character Timeline in Winter Dreams

The timeline below shows where the character Hilda appears in Winter Dreams. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 1
Class Mobility and the American Dream Theme Icon
Gender and Ambition Theme Icon
Eleven-year-old Judy Jones had arrived on the course with her nurse, Hilda, at 9:00 AM. Though she comes with “a white linen nurse” and “five small new... (full context)
Class Mobility and the American Dream Theme Icon
Gender and Ambition Theme Icon
...about the whereabouts of the golf teacher and the caddy-master, neither of whom are present. Hilda reveals that Judy’s mother sent them out to play golf, but that they do not... (full context)
Class Mobility and the American Dream Theme Icon
Gender and Ambition Theme Icon
Dreams, Happiness, and Reality Theme Icon
When the caddy-master appears, Hilda tells him that Dexter was unable to take them out on the course because he... (full context)