Winter Dreams

Throughout the story, Dexter is “dictated to by his winter dreams,” which are his fantasies of grandeur that motivate his choices and ambitions. Though these dreams drive him to great professional success, his single-minded focus…

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In “Winter Dreams,” Fitzgerald’s descriptions of the sun reflect Dexter’s state of mind. At the beginning of the story, Dexter “squints” up at the sun’s “hard dimensionless glare”—the sun is bright and glorious, not unlike…

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