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Winter Dreams by F Scott Fitzgerald is the tale of a boy named Dexter Green who wishes to escape his life in the middle class and has strong ambitions and dreams to join the upper class Ambitions are not typically viewed in a negative light but in this story Dexters ambitions ultimately lead to his misery As the story begins Dexter at age fourteen works as a caddy at Sherry Island Golf Club Once he obtains the status of the best caddy in the club Dexter has a realization that he does not want to work for the upper class but would much rather be a member of the upper class Dexters ambitions to join the upper class grow stronger and stronger as he grows older and he shapes his life solely according to this goal In this passage Fitzgerald focuses on two events in Dexters life that reveal the motivations behind his ambitions the reason he is so safe to guard the events of his past his inability to fully release the memories of the person he once was and the disappointment he ultimately faces due to his ambitions At the beginning of this passage using casual and concrete language Fitzgerald tells of Dexter joining in the laundry business and choosing to specialize in washing golf items but does not state the reason as to why this was of interest to him Money is often a common reason one might start a business but Fitzgerald never mentions money as an objective to Dexter This raises the question as to why Dexter chooses to go into the laundry business and even further why he would choose to specialize in golf clothing and accessories Fitzgerald uses the first paragraph to clearly lay out Dexters reasoning or ambitions behind this business We know that Dexter Green associates wealth with the members of the Sherry Island Golf Club and by specializing in laundering golf items he
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