Winter Dreams

Mortimer Jones Character Analysis

A wealthy patron of the Sherry Island Golf Club and Judy’s father. Jones takes particular interest in fourteen-year-old Dexter due to the boy’s exceptional work as a caddie and he is upset to learn that Dexter intends to quit the job, though he does not know that his daughter was the cause of that decision. Dexter wants to be a man of Jones’s caliber and he even has a fantasy of emerging “from a Pierce-Arrow automobile” and walking “frigidly into the lounge of the Sherry Island Golf Club” like Jones.

Mortimer Jones Quotes in Winter Dreams

The Winter Dreams quotes below are all either spoken by Mortimer Jones or refer to Mortimer Jones . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Thrift Editions edition of Winter Dreams published in 2015.
Section 1 Quotes

He became a golf champion and defeated T.A. Hedrick in a marvelous match played a hundred times over the fairways of his imagination, a match each detail of which he changed about untiringly—sometimes he won with almost laughable ease, sometimes he came up magnificently from behind. Again, stepping from a Pierce-Arrow automobile, like Mr. Mortimer Jones, he strolled frigidly into the lounge of the Sherry Island Golf Club—or perhaps, surrounded by an admiring crowd, he gave an exhibition of fancy diving from the spring-board of the club raft….

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Section 1
Class Mobility and the American Dream Theme Icon
Dreams, Happiness, and Reality Theme Icon
Time, Progress, and Repetition Theme Icon
...game and becoming a champion. He also imagines himself stepping from “a Pierce-Arrow automobile, like Mr. Mortimer Jones, ” another wealthy club member, and “[strolling] frigidly into the lounge of the Sherry Island... (full context)
Class Mobility and the American Dream Theme Icon
Gender and Ambition Theme Icon
One day, Dexter meets Mr. Jones who, “with tears in his eyes,” tells him that he is sorry to hear that... (full context)